James L. Thompson, Jr., 71, of rural Galion, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Apr. 13, 2013 at home.
Born Mar. 13, 1942 in Marengo, he was the son of the late James L., Sr. and Lora (Hodge) Thompson. He married Claudia (Lego) Thompson on Nov. 24, 1960 and she survives.
Jim attended Norton High School in Barberton and served in the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis on the U.S.S. Forrestal. He retired from Whirlpool in Marion where he worked in the paint department.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in Galion and American Legion Scarbrough Post 243. He loved his family and enjoyed wood working, mowing grass, chocolate and riding his motor scooter. Jim took great pride in keeping important documents in order and will be greatly missed by his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, James, III and Anna Thompson of Galion, Christopher A. and Donna Thompson of N.C. and Michael L. and Alysia Thompson of Tenn.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, John L. and Sandy Thompson of Lucasville and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lonna Giles of Fla. and Jan and Clayton Walton of Barberton.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2013 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 16 with Bishop Craig Andrew, Bro. William Despain and Bro. Dwaine Keck officiating. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the United Sates Navy and the Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.
An online obituary and guest registry are available at www.richardsondavis.com.
Published in The Morrow County Sentinel on Apr. 17, 2013