Robert Allen “Al” Thompson

February 14, 1956 ‒ August 09, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: No one roared as quietly as Al Thompson. His soft and gentle spirit, coupled with his wealth of knowledge in finance, woven with personal honesty and laced with a Christian pursuit to develop relationships with others in order to exemplify Christ, resulted in a personality that thundered integrity. With humility, he sought to please the Lord, by loving mercifully and acting justly (Micah 6:8).

Surrounded by his devoted family, Al’s Christian faith became sight Friday, August 9, 2019. He was 63.

Born February 14, 1956 in Cleveland, he was graduated from Malabar High School in 1974, and earned his Bachelor degrees in Finance and Accounting in 1978 from Miami University.

He began working in the accounting department with Therm-O-Disc in 1979, where he met a feisty gal who was a great match for his reserved personality. He and Robin Glasscock were married April 12, 1980.

He accepted a position with United Telephone of Ohio, and served in the accounting department as an efficiency expert and call center supervisor through transitions to Sprint, Embarq, and Century Link. After “retiring” a year with Hobby Lobby, he returned to work as comptroller of Weiss Industries – a family company he grew to love as family.

A dues-paying member of Bucknuts, Al was much more than a fan of The Ohio State University athletics. His spreadsheets on recruits, players, and statistics equipped him with all the information on OSU football and basketball.

Always active, Al golfed, walked, fished, played church softball, and worked-out in his basement. His signature – if ornery – smile was a glimpse to his sense of humor, always ready with a corny joke or pun.

Al lived his Christian faith. He was a member of Berean Baptist Church. In previous churches, he served as church treasurer, and often handled accounting for mission trips. He was active in personal evangelism and had a heart for souls.

Remembered for his wisdom, patience, and drive, Al’s life was characterized as a private man reformed into one burdened to share the Word on a regular basis, and evangelizing – often with words.

He is survived by his wife Robin; their children Megan (Craig) Shipper of Ashland; Cal (Jena) Thompson of Mansfield; grandchildren Makenzie and Izabelle and Paisleigh; his parents Robert L. and Ruth G. (Hatfield) Thompson of Lucas; his brother Rick Thompson of Ashland and his mother-in-law June Glasscock of Mansfield.

His father-in-law John Glasscock is deceased.

Though many folks have ministered to Al these past two years, Dr. Saurabh Das and his team at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, Mansfield were champions for Al, and the nurses and staff of Hospice of North Central Ohio personified compassion. Thank you all.

The Thompson family will receive friends Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Al Thompson will be held Thursday, August 15 at 11 a.m. in Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield, with Pastors Mike Wells and Steve Kern officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions payable to Berean Baptist Church, to benefit the ministry of Mendaue City Baptist Church in The Philippines, may be made at the funeral home.

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  • So sorry to hear about Al’s passing. Genuinely one of the nicest most loving people I’ve ever met. Thoughts and prayers to all of you at this difficult time.

  • I’m praising God, Al is now free at last of cancer. So sorry for the loss of a dear husband, father and grandfather, Thompson family, but we are rejoicing that Al is home with Jesus, and someday you will see him again.

  • Robin and family ,My heart goes out as you come to grips living life without Al .You will be in my prayers for peace and comfort beyond measure.Love in Christ .Linda Gloriosa

  • I see Al being hugged by Jesus as he entered heaven.
    He was an amazing man who will be missed.
    We are praying for you Robin, Megan, & Cal.
    You now have a new guardian angel forever watching over you.

  • So very sorry to hear that Al has died, but I know that he is pain and cancer free now. My deepestsympathies to his family. We worked together at United Telephone for many years, always such a nice guy.

  • Dear Robin & Family, our hearts are so sad at the passing of Al. He was such a dear sweet soul who loved Christ & his family so much! We are rejoicing he is now cancer & pain free in Heaven with the Lord! Thank you for the privilege of praying for Al during the journey. We will continue to pray for your family as you move forward. May God bless all of you with His peace & love. Love you!!

  • Dear Robin & family, We hadn’t heard of Al’s illness and we were shocked when we heard. There are people who touch one’s life for even a short while but have a definite positive impact on them. Al was one of those for me (Donna). You have our deepest sympathies. Of course we all know he is in the arms of our precious Lord Jesus. May God bless all of you and sustain and comfort you at this difficult time!

  • So sorry for your loss. He was a very special person. I will miss that smile.
    Blessings to you and your family.

  • Dear Robin & Family,
    What a beautiful tribute to a man that loved the Lord and served Him well with others and his family. He’s now reunited with his loved ones in heaven rejoicing.
    Blessings to you & your children, grandchildren and other family members.
    Our prayers are with you as you gain strength from loved ones and friends in the days ahead.

    In Christ’s love,

    Wanda & Paul David DiGioia

  • Dear Geraldine and Robert, Rick, Robin, And all of the family:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you to stand strong as you face the days ahead without Al’s smiling face. You have our deepest sympathy. God Bless each and every one of you. Love you all.

  • So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for his family at this difficult time.

    Debbie Weikle

  • from tommy & nell dora’s daughter:
    love and kind thoughts of sympathy are being sent to the Thompson family from the Hatfield family.
    tammie (hatfield) & tim buches
    nell dora hatfield (sister-in-law)
    samantha (buches) & ryan caudill

  • So very sorry, Robin and family, for the loss of dear sweet Al. May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand as you adjust to life without him. Love and hugs.

  • What a great man we have lost. Always a smile and kind word for everyone. Thanks for your friendship my fellow warrior.

  • Robin and family so sorry to hear of Al passing. Al was such a nice guy, I enjoyed working with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I worked with Al at United Tel. He was slways kind and smiling. He was liked by all. My derpest sympathy to his family. Welcome Home good and faithful servant.

  • Robin and Family, Alan and I both had the honor of working with Al at Sprint/Centurylink and our offices were near his. We can truly say that Al was one of the nicest men we have ever known. We considered him a dear friend. Al and I were born on the same year, same date. He always spoke so lovingly about each of you. May your sweet memories bring you comfort. Our lives are richer having known Al. Alan and Brenda Sorgen

  • I worked with Al for years at the phone company. He was such a good man, and he had the best and driest sense of humor. He’ll be missed.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. I had the good fortune of working with Al at Sprint. He was the best manager, honest, kind and truly a blessing to all who met him. He especially spoke highly of his family. My heart goes out to all of your during this difficult time.

  • Robin and family I’m so truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Al was truly a great guy. Who always had the most infectious smile and kind words for everyone. I met and knew Al thru working at Sprint /Embarq.

  • Robin and family, so sorry for your loss. Worked with Al for many years and had the upmost respect for him. Heaven gained an angel.

  • Dear Robin and family,
    I was so saddened to read of Al’s passing this morning. I was comforted recently by the words “whichever memory makes you smile the most, whichever one makes you the happiest to have had his love….I hope you hold those memories closest to your heart.” Sharing in your grief,
    Christine C. Berger

  • Robin and family, our deepest sympathies to you all. May God comfort you and guide you through this difficult time,
    Tom and Jeania Cline

  • So very sorry to learn of Al’s passing. We worked together for many years at Sprint/Embarq and I remember what a kind and caring man he was. Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  • Cousin Robin, Megan & Craig, Cal & Jena & Aunt June. Sending our love and deepest sympathies to all of you. Will be keeping you all in our prayers. May you continue to find comfort in knowing Al is at peace, no more suffering and finally home with our Heavenly Father and we all can look forward to the great reunion. Joyce and Dan Kachenmeister

  • Dear Robin, Meg,and cal
    So sorry about Al but happy that he is now free of pain. He was the most wonderful person I wish I could be there to hug you all joe and I love you so much sharon and uncle joe

  • So sorry for your loss Robin and family but happy for Al’s journey to that other shore. Prayers for all of you in this difficult time.

  • Oh Robin my heart goes out to you, Megan, Cal and families. I can’t even imagine the homecoming that Al received as he ran into Jesus arms. Free from the pain of Cancer and rejoicing with those who have been waiting for him. It is difficult this side of eternity to understand why this ugly disease takes our loved ones. I do have solace in the fact that God’s timing is always perfect even though we have little understanding of death. Praise Jesus that we will see him again. We love you Robin. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

  • Robin, June and Family, We are praying for God’s grace as you begin this journey. May He comfort you and give you peace and may the memories fill your hearts. Praise God that Al has received the ultimate cure!

  • Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants. Psalms 116:15.
    My Friend, my heart aches so for you. I pray that you will be comforted often this week and forever by the visible legacies planted in the lives of your children and grandchildren by your sweet Husband. Becky Arnold

  • Robin,
    I am so sorry to hear about Al’s passing. I will be praying for your family during this very difficult time. I will never forget the cruise we went on together. It was such a fun and a special time together. Sincerely, Sue & Jim Griswold

  • I am heartbroken to learn of Al’s passing. I had the pleasure of working for and with Al for a short time and I have such fond memories of his great attitude, infectious smile, and witty demeanor. He was one of the nicest and most sincere people I have ever met. My condolences to the family and all that knew him. There is no doubt that Al left this World a better place than what he found it.

  • Forgive me Robin, for being so late with condolences. We were so sorry to learn of Al’s passing. But what a joy to know he is in the loving presence of Jesus! His life was beautifully shared in his story. He was a remarkable man. For right now, and in the coming days, we pray for you and your family; comfort, strength and hope. God’s promises are true. Our sympathy.