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Thompson, Roger Lee,

70, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Norton Pavilion Palliative Care Unit, downtown Louisville, KY, surrounded by family.

Survived by his loving wife, Diann C. Thompson, he was born in Belfry, KY, the son of the late Harding and Kathleen Todd Thompson, lived in Coeburn and Freeburn, KY, before moving to Matewan, WV. Roger lived his adult life in Louisville, KY, Grand Rapids, MI, Little Rock, AK, and Southgate, KY. He graduated from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV in 1961 as Valedictorian of his class. Roger met his wife while attending the University of Kentucky. He served in the Army Reserves in Ft. Benning, GA after his marriage in 1965.

After retirement from Perry & Derrick in Norwood, OH, as an auto paint specialist, he served as the receptionist at St. Luke Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY, later called St. Elizabeth Hospital. Both he and his wife, Diann, volunteered there for several years.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his sons, Randall Lee (Joanna Turner and daughter, Katelyn) of Jeffersonville, IN, John Wesley (Joy) Thompson of Odenton, MD, and James Harding (April) Thompson, Mt. Washington, KY; his sister, Carolyn T. (Bruce McMurdo) Barnett of Lexington, KY; grandchildren, Katie, Roger and Abigail Thompson and great-granddaughter, Kadynce; step grandchildren, Jessica (Donnie) Pendley, Camara and Shane Stewart; two step great-grandchildren, Alex and Kyler; two nephews, Jerry Franklin (Heather) Barnett of Vancouver, WA and Jeffrey M.H. Barnett of Lexington, KY; one great-nephew, Ray Thomas Barnett of Prescott, AZ; and his pet cat, who was his constant companion.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Christian Church, 337 Lees Valley Rd. in Shepherdsville, KY with Pastor Deke Rigor leading the service.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on July 11, 2014
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