John Joseph "Jack" Thompson

Thu, 07/24/2008 - 4:05pm
By: The Citizen

John Joseph "Jack" Thompson, 81, Senoia, died July 18, 2008. He was born Sept. 16, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, one of nine children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret "Peg" Walton Thompson, parents, Edward Franklin and Evelyn O'Bear Thompson, and children, Michael Kevin Thompson, and Patricia Jean Reduto. He served in the Sea Bees in the United States Navy in the Pacific campaign during World War II. He was a great storyteller. He provided for his family working with Duncan Edwards Co., as a sales representative, selling industrial hardware.

Upon semi-retirement he and his wife moved to Senoia from Ft. Lauderdale in 1979, and was part owner of Dixie Hardware in Senoia and was an antiques dealer. In Senoia he was one of the founding members of the Senoia Area Historical Society, and in 1989 was part of the committee which applied for and received distinction for placing Senoia on the National Register of Historic Places. Services were at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Dan Fleming officiating. Graveside services for the interment of his ashes was at the Senoia City Cemetery.

Survivors include children, David Scott Thompson, Fort Pierce, Fla., J. Douglas Thompson, Stuart, Fla., M. Catherine Kinnaird, Vancouver, Wash., Kelli Ann Miller, Senoia, Susan Marie Havener, Jensen Beach, Fla., Regina Claire Mease, Luthersville, Brian Keith Thompson, Grantville, and Christopher Joseph Thompson, Jacksonville, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 3 Village Rd., Newnan, GA 30265.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

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