He enjoyed fishing, Nascar and radio controlled airplanes. He was a blister mechanic at Duracell for 34 years and was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He was also a member of Bancroft Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Frances and Helen Pauline Goodwin Thompson.
He is survived by his three children: Robbie Thompson McWhirter and husband, Jeff, of Cleveland, Cheryl Thompson Laub of Midway, Utah, and Lynne Thompson of Savannah, Ga.; five grandchildren: Meredith Leah Freeman and husband, Jonathan, Megan Lyn Howard and husband, Clint and Mason Jones, all of Cleveland, and Bridger Dawson Laub and Paxton Hamilton Laub, both of Midway, Utah; two great-grandchildren: Lilli Payton Freeman and Hunter Jerome Howard, both of Cleveland; sister, Charlotte Cain and husband, Joe, of Cleveland; longtime girlfriend, Dora Johnson of Cleveland; and two nephews: Gregory Cain and Benjamin Cain, both of Cleveland.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Burris officiating.
Interment will follow in Bancroft Cemetery with Jeffery McWhirter, Mason Jones, Jonathan Freeman, Kenny Benson and Gregory and Benjamin Cain serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Thompson family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.