James Thompson 1921-2009
James R. Thompson Jr., 88, of Ashland, Ky., passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.
Mr. Thompson was born April 4, 1921, in Ashland, Ky., a son of the late James R. Thompson Sr. and Sarah Maddox Thompson. He served faithfully with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a foundry worker with Armco Steel.
Surviving are his loving wife of many years, Rebecca Wheeler Thompson; a sister, Jenny Ellison of South Point, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews, all to remember him fondly and miss him greatly.
Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Howard Thompson and John Thompson, and a sister, Beatrice Prince.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland, Ky., by Pastor Mike Blankenship.
Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg is in charge of arrangements.