Bruce A. Thompson, 63, of Hopewell, VA, passed into the loving arms of His Lord on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at home with his wife by his side. Bruce was an avid bird hunter, fisherman, a proud member of Millwright Local 1402 and First Christian Church. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Otis C. and Lillian G. Thompson; brother, Edward C. Thompson.
He is survived by his wife, Julie A Thompson; sisters, Judith T. Hughes (Ernest), Claudia T. Leech (Kenneth); sisters-in-law, Mary W. Thompson (Edward), Elizabeth A. Whelan (James); brother-in-law, Charles E. Ayers Jr. (Sarah); nieces, Jane T. Carlisle (Cole) and Emily E. Whelan; nephews, Jay Hughes Jr., E. Carl Thompson Jr. (Becca) and W. Kenneth Leech Jr. (Emily), Charles E. Ayers III (Lois), J. Mason Ayers (Marie), Alexander H. Ayers (Erin).
Bruce's Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at First Christian Church, 203 N. 11th Ave., Hopewell, VA, March 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Cullather Brain Tumor Ctr., 6875 Bremo Rd., Medical Office Bldg South, Suite 108, Richmond, VA 23226, Cullather.Org or Hunt of a Lifetime, P.O. Box 241, Harborcreek, PA 16421, Huntofalifetime.Org
Published by The Progress-Index from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2019.
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203 N. 11th Ave., Hopewell, VA
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Good man out of my local good sole and turbine hand he will be missed
Edward Fowle
November 10, 2019
R.I.P. my friend. Bob King Maine
bob king
July 18, 2019
R.I.P. old friend. Bob King Maine
July 18, 2019
My sincere condolences to you Julie and the remaining family. Bruce is in a much better place now smiling and looking upon us all. He is with God, Terry and Kelly Robinson
March 20, 2019
So very sorry to learn of Bruce's death. I have such fond memories of high school with Bruce and Bobby. I will never forgot when Bruce tried to teach me to ride Bobby's motorcycle while Bobby was at work!!! Needless to say it didn't go well--- I tore up me, the bike, Bubba's mailbox, his rosebushes and the yard. After a qick trip to the ER. we had to deal with the lectures from the doctor (no helnet), Bubba, Bobby and my parents! We will all miss you my friend! Rest in peace.
Wanda Billingsley DeLorge
March 15, 2019
RIP my friend, prayers to his family.
Richard Cooper
March 10, 2019
RIP my good friend you are a great man gonna miss you brother
David Harris
March 8, 2019
Jeremy Mathrole
March 7, 2019
Claudia, Carol and I express our condolences to you and your family in the loss of Bruce. Your family will be in our prayers for the days ahead.
Ken Hendricks
March 7, 2019
So sorry,,,RIP Bruce ,,prayers to wife & family
Cheryl Johnson
March 7, 2019
Claudia and families, Sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you all and may He carry you all through this pain.
Neda Conley
March 6, 2019
My best memory of Bruce was when I was a apprentice working at Franklin paper mill and we were car pooling together. He would drive like a bat out of hell heading to work every morning scared the hell out of me but we were never late to work lol
Timothy Walters
March 6, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Wiley Eavey
March 6, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Gregory Eavey
March 6, 2019
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