Johnnie Thompson

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Johnnie Edwards Thompson, age 82, passed away on August 26, 2013. He was the son of Carlisle (Jerry) & Nannie Ryan Thompson of Morrisvale, WV. He & his wife, Marion (died 2/2013) resided in Glen Bernie, MD.

Johnnie was preceded in death by brothers Bernard & Lovell of Ohio, sisters Leona Walls, Sybil Linville & Madeline Thompson of Morrisvale. He is survived by his MD family and sister Glenna Workman of Twilight, WV, and many nieces and nephews. After graduating from Scott High in 1948, he joined the Air Force. Johnnie graduated from WVU with an engineering degree and retired from Westinghouse Corp. Johnnie was an Honorary Life Member of American Legion Post 109. He was Commander for 3 yrs and held various high profile positions within the organization. He was Chair for 27 Flag Marching Committee and DEC of Maryland "White Hats." He was a true Patriot.

Interment: Loudon Cemetery in MD, with Military Honors.

Published in The Coal Valley News from Sept. 27 to Sept. 28, 2013