Carl F. Thompson

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Carl F. Thompson

NEWARK: A celebration of life service for Carl F. Thompson was held at 11am, on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home with Reverend Neal Skiles officiating. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville.

A time of visitation was held Friday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street in Newark. Masonic services were conducted Friday, at the funeral home.

Mr. Thompson, age 87, a life-long Licking County resident, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center, surrounded by his family. He was born September 19, 1926, in the Rocky Fork area of Licking County, a son of the late Lawrence and Ruth (Penick) Thompson. Devoted first to his family, he worked tirelessly to be an excellent provider and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Known for his words of wisdom to his family, he was able to deliver advice in a modest and gentle manner.

For many years, Mr. Thompson operated Pure Oil Company (later Union 76 and Unocal) service stations in Newark. He was a member of Newark Lodge #97, F.&A.M.; was a 32nd degree Mason, Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite; Aladdin Shrine and the Licking County Shriner's Club. His interests included woodworking, gardening, baseball, as well as attending his grandchildren's activities.

Surviving are his devoted wife of 68 years, Jeannette (Strader) Thompson, whom he married in Greenup, Kentucky on February 9, 1946; his children, Cathy Jo (Jeff) Kurzawa of Granville, Bruce Thompson of Heath, Annette (Jim) Kurzawa of Newark; his cherished grandchildren, Jared Kurzawa, John (Charlotte) Kurzawa, Joseph (fiancé Julie Huard) Kurzawa, Cathryn (fiancé Anthony Davis) Kurzawa and James Kurzawa; a sister Marie (Herman) Stradley of Newark and additional extended family members including Mike (Lynn) Stradley, Cindy (Terry) Davis, Andrea (Rob) Jones and Jeanie, Sarah and Reece Thompson and many nieces and nephews as well as grand nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter; brothers Bert (Chloe) Thompson and Roy (Marabelle) Thompson; three sisters in childhood, Pauline, Mabel and Mary Thompson, two nephews, Rudy and Randy Thompson; his mother-in-law, Jeanette (Dode) Frush; two sisters-in-law, Harriet (Bill) Targett and Dorothy (Bob) Dodrill and a brother-in-law, Edward (Blanche) Mothersbaugh.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Donation Development Department, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.

The Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark is honored to serve the Thompson family, to sign an online guest book, please visit


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Published in the Advocate from June 19 to June 25, 2014
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