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Philip ThompsonPhilip R. Thompson, 65, of Bethel, passed away Wednesday, September 21.
Phil was born in Winchester, Indiana on March 20, 1951 to Lawrence âTedâ and Thelma Louise Pope Thompson, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1969 graduate of Northeastern High School. He worked 23 years at Wayne Works and 17 years at the Recycling Center before retirement. He was a member of Bethel Christian Church and had attended the Fountain City Wesleyan Church.
Phil was an avid tractor pull spectator and fisherman. He also enjoyed watching sports of all kinds and mowing yards.
Phil will be missed by his wife, the former Virginia Nichols, who he married on August 25, 1975; sons, Ted (Theo) Thompson and his wife, Paulett; Robert Gauker; daughter, DeeDee Day; grandchildren, William, Rebecca, Cai and Lily; sisters, Marsha Hayden and Joyce Brittenham and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pastor David Anderson will celebrate Philâs life at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 26 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, at the funeral home.
Virginia & family, Marsha, Jim, Joyce & John - We were so sorry to hear
of your loss - Phillip was a special person and we enjoyed his visit with you all several yrs ago - May God bless and comfort you all today and always,'love to you all from your NC cousins!
Bob & Sharon Kastor Sep 26 2016 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. Virginia, Joyce, and Marsha, you and your families are in my prayers.
Virginia, after meeting you and your family Sunday, I feel so sure Phil had a blessed life. I could see the love in your family photos and conversation.
Phil and I were grade 1 classmates until '69, then we each went our separate ways. That was my loss!
To wake up to a new day is a blessing, and as we get older, we appreciate it more and more.
May God Bless you each day.
Stephen Hopkins Sep 26 2016 12:00 AM
Marsha, Joyce and Families...Sorry to hear about Philip, I know what you are going thru. I lost my Brother, Carroll in May suddenly. Our thoughts and prayers are with.
Love ya all,
Randy & Brenda Shewman
Brenda & Randy Shewman Sep 25 2016 12:00 AM
TO PHIL'S FAMILY
I HAVE KNOWN PHIL FOR MANY YEARS,MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL,I KNOW HOW IT IS I JUST LOST MY WIFE IN MAY,SO I KNOW HOW IT IS.BUT I WILL BE THINKING OF YOU ALL.
Steve Hickey Sep 24 2016 12:00 AM
viginia and family, so so sorry. ive been there. prayers.
rosie cunagin wilmot Sep 24 2016 12:00 AM
I work with Phil at the Wayne Works and remember well him running one of the rollfoems,(which he was very good at doing). He was a very good person to work with and around, always polite and friendly and one that was always the same day after day. I am thankful that he was one I could call a friend.
Please know that his family has my heartfelt sympathy at this time. GOD BLESS
Paul "Slu" Lanman Sep 23 2016 12:00 AM
So very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. Love always, Amy
Amy Sager (aka Wages) Sep 23 2016 12:00 AM
Ted, Paulett, Cai, & Lilly. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Father and Grandfather. Our hearts and prayers are with you and the whole family at this time.
Dave & Peggy Stewart Sep 23 2016 12:00 AM