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Paul W. Thompson Sr.

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Thompson Paul W. Thompson, Sr., born April 30, 1925 in Cambridge, Ohio to the late Harvey and Hazel Thompson. Paul was a graduate of Cambridge High School Class of 1943. He was a WW II US Army Veteran, and retired from the US Army Reserve after 40 years of service. Paul also retired from The Columbus Police Department in October 1980 after 30 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Grove City United Methodist Church, and was also a volunteer for many service organizations while a resident of Grove City. His memberships include Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fraternal Order of Police, 82nd Airborne Association of Central Ohio, US Army Reserve Officers Association, Past President of the Grove City High School Boosters Association, was a coach of Babe Ruth Baseball for several years. Paul's greatest moment in life came on January 22, 1949, where he married the love of his life Jane Gibson. They were in love for every day of their lives. Jane went to Heaven on June 10, 2006, and also preceded him were his sisters and brothers. Survivors include his children, Paul (Joyce) Thompson II, Sharan (Steve) Ritzman, Steve (Lucy) Thompson, Karin (Tim) Miller, Curtis Thompson and Walter (Diana) Thompson; nine grandchildren, Shane Andrews, Brian Buckland, Trina Thompson, Michelle Crawford, Alicia Thompson, Paul Thompson III, Justin Thompson, Kaylee Thompson and Brittany Thompson; 12 great grandchildren. Paul and Jane moved to Myrtle Beach, SC in January 1995 and lived there until March 2000. Friends may visit on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the SPENCE-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 2697 Columbus St., Grove City, with an FOP service at 7 p.m. Funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Interment to follow with Military Rites at Greenlawn Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.spencemillerfuneralhome.com

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 9, 2017
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