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Paul J. Thompson


1929 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Thompson Pastor Paul J. Thompson, Gilbert, AZ, July 20, 1929 - June 28, 2017. Survived by daughter, Barbara Mason; son, Phil Thompson and his wife, Terese; daughter-in-law, Cinda Thompson. Paul is survived by grandchildren, Charissa Saltzman and husband, John, Erin Velasquez and husband, Joseph, Sara Mason, Shannon Thompson and husband, Craig, Samantha Stone, Paul J Thompson and Matthew Thompson; great grandchildren, Marielle, Rosalie, Caroline, and David Saltzman, Bailey and RJ Thompson, Grace Stone. Family that preceded Paul in death include his wife of 60+ years Marilyn Blackburn Thompson (2013), his son Timothy (2002), his parents Roscoe and Bessie, and his ten brothers and sisters. Paul Thompson was the founding pastor of Heritage Free Will Baptist Church in Gilbert, AZ from 1983 until he retired in 2014. He also started Heritage Preschool and Heritage Christian Academy. Prior to that he pastored the Heritage Free Will Baptist Church in Columbus, OH (1966-1982) and Mechanicsburg Free Will Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg, OH. He was known and loved by many nationwide. Service will be held on July 15 at 10 a.m. at Compassion Church (formerly Heritage Free Will Baptist Church), 919 E Guadalupe, Gilbert, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Gideon Bibles, , or Compassion Church. More information at www.falconerfuneralhome.com


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 9, 2017
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