Neil Allen Thompson
March 05, 1944 ‒ May 17, 2019
Neil Allen Thompson, age 75, of Centerburg, passed away Friday, May 17th, 2019 at Forest Hills Center of Columbus. Neil was born March 5th, 1944 in Mt. Vernon, son of the late Earl and Helen (Wilson) Thompson.
Neil graduated in 1963 from Centerburg High School, marrying Carol Ann Drake on October 24, 1965. Together they shared over 53 wonderful years together. He worked several years for the Diamond-Bathurst Company, and later retired from the Centerburg Local School District after serving as head custodian for 23 years.
Known as a hardworking person whose motto was “If you’re on time, you’re late,” he was very conscientious and took pride in his work. An avid hunter and fisherman, he also enjoyed tending to his lawn and flower beds. But his special joy was watching the grandkids play sports. Family members say that Neil’s proudest accomplishment was raising his children (along with Carol, of course) and seeing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren mature.
In addition to his wife Carol, Neil is survived by son Brian Thompson, Centerburg; daughter Teresa (Mike) Kuhn, also of Centerburg; brother Don (Molly) Thompson, Centerburg; sister Shirley (Bill) Conn, Dallas Town, PA; grandchildren Amanda (James) Coffey, and Codey, Carley, and Michael Kuhn; as well as great-grandchildren Treven Scurlock and Armani McLaughlin. Along with his parents, Neil was preceded in death by brother Dwain.
Friends may call on Tuesday, May 21st, from 5-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt. 3, Sunbury, OH. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 22nd, at 11:00 a.m., at the Milford Church of Christ, 3648 Johnstown Road, Centerburg, OH 43011. In lieu of flowers, donations in Neil’s memory may be made to the church.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Thompson family. Special memories and condolences may be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com