23 year educator will be missed

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Family and friends who knew Debbie Thompson say she will be missed by the entire community.

The Crossville woman was killed on Thursday in Knoxville when a car plowed into The Tomato Head restaurant on Kingston Pike.
Debbie Thompson had worked as a teacher for 23 years. For the past 2 years she was principal at Bledso County Middle School. Co-workers say she was the perfect principal.

Family friend, Mike Turner, says Thompson was always full of life.
"She always had a big smile on her face and I'm going to miss it I know here family and friends is going to miss it," said Turner. It's very devastating. We have lost an outstanding citizen to our community."

Bledso County Schools were closed on Friday, but still administrators, teachers, and other school workers did show up to help each other make it through the tough times ahead.
Funeral Arrangements are not yet complete.

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