Michael L. “Mike” Thompson
June 19, 1960 ‒ May 09, 2015
MANSFIELD: Mike Thompson passed away in his Mansfield home Saturday, May 9, 2015 following a brief illness. He was 54.
He was born June 19, 1960 in Mansfield to parents Kenneth H. & Joan E. (Miller) Thompson. Mike was graduated from Madison High School with the class of 1978. He fell in love with a girl named Kerry Lynn Albert and the pair married on March 30, 2001.
Mike (better known as MLT to close friends) worked as a blanker press operator at General Motors for nearly 25 years. In free time, he enjoyed all kinds of sports and routinely cheered for the Bengals, the Lakers, the Red Sox, Kentucky basketball, and OSU football. He also loved NASCAR and NHRA drag racing, reading novels (especially Stephen King), and spending nights at home with his wife. Although he sometimes donned a gruff exterior, Mike was an animal lover and would do anything for his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years Kerry Thompson of Mansfield; his son and daughter-in-law Aaron & Amber Thompson of Shelby with their children Bryson, Brooklyn, & Brevin Thompson; his daughter and son-in-law Stephanie & Patrick Burkhart of Galion with their children Kaiden Boggs and Ava & Makenna Burkhart; a brother Todd & Susan Thompson of Bellville; sister Cynthia & Harry Collins of Galion; a sister-in-law Kelly & Bob Rush of Mansfield; a brother-in-law Erin Seamans of Hendersonville, TN; father-in-law Danny & Louise Albert of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews, & friends; and a special shih tzu, Norman.
Mike was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Thompson and a sister Deborah Jean Thompson.
His family will receive friends 11-1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service honoring his life will begin at 1 pm with The Rev. Ken Kinley officiating. Private burial in Mansfield Memorial Park will be held at a later date.
Contributions in his memory to benefit Mike’s family (please make checks payable to Kerry Thompson) may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Thompson family and encourage you to share a memory of Mike and watch his tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com