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“The only times I met Lonnie was with my aunt, Eloise Metheney. We would drop in out of the blue, any time of day, and Lonnie would be glad to see us...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Wilma Kahn - Kalamazoo, MI

“Lonnie was a fun loving, good man. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. He was always smilling and happy-go- luckey on all occassions...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Tommy & Lavon Thompson - Columbus, OH

“Papaw, I was blessed in the last two years to have known you and the wonderful family that you have. I loved every minute that I was I able to share...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Alyson - Dublin, OH

“Lonnie was one of the most upbeat & positive people I have ever met. Wish I had spent more time with him. Anne, whatever we can do... Roger &...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Roger Walker - Gallipolis, OH

“Lonna Jo, Larry & Theresa, I am so sorry for your loss! Your Dad was a great guy with one of the best laughs that I have ever heard! May you each...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Lisa Saunders - Gallipolis, OH

“Grandpa, I'm so proud to be your grandson, you are & were a wonderful human being full of compassion & LOVE. You always made me laugh with the off...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Chad Thompson - Columbus, OH

“Lonna, Larry & Theresa: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives. I think you all know that I loved your dad and mom...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Lynne Sweeney - Gallipolis, OH

“Anne, Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Lonnie was a great man. Love to you Brenda Cremeens Wells ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda Wells - Gallipolis, OH

“Thompson Family: I never knew Lonnie, except from conversations with Leah, a fellow-49er graduate. God will give you the strength to get through...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Gene W. Payne - Montgomery, AL

“Dad, I'm so blessed to have spent the last two weeks with you before you went home with the Lord. I'm so proud to be your daughter and you will...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Theresa Thompson - Ocoee, FL

“Papaw, I am so proud to call you my grandfather and no one will ever forget the way you light up a room. I look up to you like no other and...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Kyle Thompson - Dublin, OH

“Lonna, Larry, and Teresa, I just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be in Texas and unable to attend the visitation...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy - Gallipolis, OH

“We will miss you uncle Lonnie. Tell Grandma and Grandpa Thompson hello and we love you all. God Bless and God Speed. Love Always, Tiffany,...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Tiffany Thompson Taber - Durham, NC

“Lon, You were always a dear and loving father-in-law. I will cherish my memories of you. Larry & I will miss you and think of you always. Love...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Sheree Thompson - Cameron, WV

“Dad You have always been my best friend.I will always cherish the good times we shared. Everything I learned in life, I learned from you. Lonna,...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Larry Thompson - Cameron, WV

“Rocky & I enjoyed every moment we spent with you. You gave me so much love and I am so proud to be your daughter. We will miss you everyday we have...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Lonna & Rocky - Gallipolis, OH

“Papaw. Your in a better place now with the ones you love.you were not just my best freind you was my hero , I'm going to miss you forever . Ps tell...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Brandon janey - Patriot, OH

“May God hold your family in His everlasting arms. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Marlene Johnson Newsome - OH

“Ann our hearts are with you in your time of sorrow, God be with you and confort you and help you. Lonnie we are gonna miss you. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Lou & Mike Trout - Patriot, OH

“Every memory I will have of Uncle Lon is with him always smiling! How many people can you say that about? Pete, Katie and I wish so much we could...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Kristal Wion Eckhardt - Stuart, FL

“Our family reunions will not be the same...we will miss your smiling face and quick wit...until we meet again you will always be remembered and loved. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Penny & Roy Radcliff - London, OH

“Thoughts and Prays to the family Lonnie you will be greatly missed. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Terry,Teddie & Bailey Burnette - OH

“I will miss you big brother. Give my love to Mom & Dad and Joe and all our loved ones who are with you now Love, Leah ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: leah wion - Gallipolis, OH

“Larry, Lonna, and Teresa - I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your families. Lon was a kind, wonderfully funny man. He always...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Barbara Haddad - Jeanie - WV

“Lonna, Larry and Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you on the passing of your Dad. May you cherish the good times to help you...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Tom & Marlene Davis - Gallipolis, OH


Lonnie W. Thompson, 83, of Gallipolis, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at his residence. He was born July 6, 1927 in Vinton, Ohio, son of the late Von C. and Cecile Wallace Thompson. Lonnie was married to Jerry Williams Thompson and she preceded him in death on July 18, 1996. He then married Anne Burcham Thompson and she survives him. Lonnie was a retired Union Boilermaker with Local #667 Winfield, West Virginia. He was a 1947 graduate of Gallia Academy High School and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. Lonnie was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #27, VFW Post 4464, Elks #107, Gallipolis Gun Club, and was a past president of GAHS Athletic Boosters. Surviving are his wife, Anne Thompson of Gallipolis; two daughters, Lonna Jo (Dale) Wade of Gallipolis, Ohio and Theresa Wallick Thompson of Ocoee, Florida; a son, Larry (Sheree) Thompson of Cameron, West Virginia; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two step granddaughters; seven step great grandchildren; two step children, Tom Belville and Teri Marchi, both of Gallipolis; two sisters, Leah (Bob) Wion and Margaret Bess Wilson, both of Stuart, Florida; one brother, retired Judge Tommy (Lavon) Thompson of Columbus; several nieces and nephews. Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Jerry Thompson, a son Timothy Thompson, a grandson Benjamin Thompson and a brother Joe Thompson. Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2010 at the Grace United Methodist Church with Bob Powell officiating. Interment will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. There will be military rites at the graveside by volunteers of area veteran�s lodges. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Lonnie�s memory to Grace United Methodist Church, Holzer Hospice or Holzer Center for Cancer Care.

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