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Paul "Gene" Thompson


1927 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Paul "Gene" Thompson Obituary
Thompson, Paul "Gene"
1927 - 2017
Paul "Gene" Thompson, age 89, of Columbus, passed away on October 4, 2017. Gene was born on October 22, 1927. Preceded in death by his parents Roscoe and Connie Thompson, his 8 sisters and a dear friend Elsie Yoder. Survived by daughter, Carol (Doug) Pack; grandson, Adam Gatten; granddaughter, Evie (John) Summerfield; and eight great grandchildren; sister, Keitha Johnston; niece, Theda Gary; and many nieces and nephews. Gene was an avid motorcycle and four wheel drive enthusiast. He also had a special interest in firearms and was a lifetime member of the NRA. He took pride in his military career serving in the Navy during WWII, Pacific Theater, as well as his service in the US Army Motorcycle MP and proudly serving as Auxiliary Columbus Firefighter. After 37 years of service Gene retired from Westinghouse where he worked as a fabricator. Gene will be missed by all who were able to know him. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 1-2 pm at Columbia Heights United Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Rd., Galloway, Ohio 43119, where funeral service will be held at 2 pm with Pastor Nathan Custer officiating. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Columbus Heights UMC in honor of his life. Arrangements entrusted to Hope and Heart Funeral Home by Schoedinger. Please visit www.HopeandHeart.com to share a memory of Gene.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 8, 2017
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