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George G. Thompson, Jr.
George G. Thompson, Jr.CrossGeorge G. Thompson, Jr., 80 of Ostrander died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Memorial Hospital ER.

He was born August 15, 1941 in Unionville Center to the late George Gifford, Sr. and Alice Melverna (Justice) Thompson. On June 2, 1963 he married Doris J. Thompson and she died November 19, 2005.

A graduate of Richwood High School, he spent the next 4 years serving our country in the U. S. Marine Corps.  While in the Marines, he played guitar and bass in a Christian bluegrass band. Following that, he became an ordained minister in the Church of Christ in Christian Union.

In 1969 George moved to Circleville to attend Circleville Bible College. Following that, he worked for GE for nearly twenty years in the maintenance department. In 1986 he came to Delaware, having been called by God to serve the Belle Avenue Church of Christ in Christian Union (3CU) until 1990. He moved back to Circleville and continued pursuing his bachelor’s degree from Circleville Bible College during his fifties. While there he attended Kingston 3CU.

Serving the Lord and bringing everyone he knew to Jesus was central to George’s life, especially through his music. Starting in the Marine Corps and continuing for the next fifty years of his life, playing music to glorify the Lord was his constant calling. George never knew a stranger and would never waste an opportunity to help a soul find salvation, through music or just through his genuine kindness and love of the Lord.

Just two months ago he moved to Ostrander and had found it to be one of the happiest times in his life and was looking forward to living out his days in peaceful retirement. Not only was George a fisher of men, but he was also an enthusiastic fisherman. He would never be without a pole in his car and a bucket of bait just in case he came across an opportunity to go fishing.

He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Rose (Jim) Chute, Richwood; Anna Nichole (Tom) Meehan, Ostrander; two sons, Daniel Gifford Thompson, LaRue; David Mark (Linda) Thompson, Circleville; nine grandchildren, Bryanmichael (Kim) Porter, Ashley (Benjamin) McWherter, Caleb Porter, Eric (Chelsea) Chute, Chelsea (Tim) Young, Charlie (Jessica) Davis, Thomas Meehan, Cadet Noah Meehan, U. S. Army, PFC Sebastian Meehan, U. S. Army; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Austin, Chiefland, Florida; and a sister, Louise Smith, Marion. He was preceded in death by a brother, Brian Keith Thompson.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Jim Timmons, Jr. and Pastor Jim Pollard officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans. Friends may call two hours prior to the service, beginning at noon. His final resting place will be in the Price Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the family, to help with unexpected expenses, in care of Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: johna nibert
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 6:41 PM

So sorry to hear of Jr's death. Know you have my sympathy. Johna

#2 from: Luther and Patty Malone
Chillicothe,  Ohio
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 6:59 PM

George was a great man of God and we was honored to have known him and blessed to play music with for over 12 yrs. His love for God, family and friends was inspiring to many. Our thoughts and prayers to his family. Love and prayers Luther, Patty, and Abby Malone

#3 from: Terry Boorman
Columbus, Ohio
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:23 PM

He truly was a man  of God, and really loved his family!

#4 from: Randall Young
Washington CH Ohio
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 9:19 PM

Remember George from Circleville First Church. Good friend. So for this loss for the family.

#5 from: Nancy Yerardi
Wheelersburg ohio
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 10:23 PM

So very sorry of the passing of your father. Much Love and Prayers coming your way. He is singing with the Angels. God Bless you all. Love Nancy Yerardi

#6 from: Wendell Williams
Greer South Carolina
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 10:51 PM

I'm so sorry to hear the loss of my dear friend George and I were in the pearly Gates quartet together it was a great man of God I will miss him we will be praying for all of his children
Rip George I'll see you at the house

#7 from: Rosella Renz
Marysville, OH
Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 7:57 AM

My sympathy’s to the Thompson family.  My cousin Junior, as we always called him, was truly a man of God.  He loved the Lord and would engage in a conversation at anytime about his Savior.  

#8 from: Marilyn Boyd
2087 Nobleshitr Rd, Columbus
Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 10:01 AM

How wonderful that God blesses us with the gift of memories. In your sadness may these memories of George bring comfort. I am sorry Bob and I never had the opportunity to meet him, but I believe we would have got on well. We could have connected as fellow musicians. Also, my Great Grandfather was a minister. We are sending sincere sympathy to you all.

#9 from: Trisha Welch Lopez flores
Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 10:16 AM

Sending lots of prayers for your family and asking the lord to lay his healing hand around this family in the hard time there going around

Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 2:11 PM

Semper Fi to my best friend.  I am glad I got to see you last week.  Say Hi to Dodie for me.  I know she is waiting for you.  

#11 from: Fredia Meade Messer
Ostrander, OH
Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 10:19 PM

This earth has lost a wonderful, Godly man.  He was my neighbor for a couple years and my Sunday School teacher for awhile.  May God wrap His loving arms around u all and comfort you.

#12 from: Tim Spetnagel
Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 10:27 PM

George was a great man of God! I remember when I first met George, we were at the CBC taking classes together. Praying for your family!

#13 from: Cathy Adkins
Kingston Ohio
Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 2:44 PM

So very sorry to hear of George’s passing he was a wonderful Christian was honored to get to meet and know him  thur Kingston Senior Village Apts  was a pleasure to have been able to make him German chocolate ice cream cake as a going away treat before he moved I remember he talked about how good it was he treasured it and ate a small portion each day Go Rest High on the Mountain George Condolence To The Family And Many Friends

#14 from: Cathy Adkins
Kingston Ohio
Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 2:48 PM

Rest In Peace George So honored to have been a friend and neighbor at the Kingston Senior village Apts you will definitely be missed

#15 from: Joann Brown
Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 3:56 PM

Dear Carolyn and Jim,
     You are in my thoughts and prayers.
                Love Joann

#16 from: Pastor Nathan Harding
Richwood, Ohio
Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 10:20 PM

I enjoyed having George as a part of the Richwood Chapel these last months. His singing, music, and positive personality touched us all. He loved his family and prayed for them often. You are all in our prayers also! May God comfort your hearts.

#17 from: Joe Justice and April Justice
Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 10:59 PM

To the Family Of George Thompson.
We are very sorry for the passing of George.
we have you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe Justice

April Justice

#18 from: Jim & Sandra Christy
Piqua, OH
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 3:17 PM

George's Family~~  We are sadden to hear of George's passing yet rejoicing that he's now with Doris in heaven.  Their earthly journey was amazingly eventful and a true blessing.  Sandra knew George since first grade and I met Junior in the 8th grade.  We all are Tigers of 1959 proud defenders of the orange and black!

#19 from: Janet Mcconnell
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 11:29 PM

I'm am so sorry for your loss! Know that he was loved by many

#20 from: Marilyn Rausch
Marysville, Oh
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 1:02 PM

My condolences to all of the family of my cousin Jr.'s death.  He was such a nice man with great faith in the Lord.
Marilyn Rausch

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