Warren Ralph Thompson, 84, died Friday, February 6, 2015, in Winder Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Winder, GA.
He leaves his wife of 63 years Yvonne (Mulvihill) Thompson of Commerce, GA. He also leaves 3 sons: Michael Thompson of Maitland, FL; Dr. Reginald Thompson and his wife Dorothy of Victorville, CA; Kenneth Thompson and his wife Cindy of Commerce, GA; 2 daughters: Jennifer Wilcox and her husband Wayne of Ashley Falls, MA; and Myrna Carson and her husband Timothy of Otis, MA. He leaves 8 grandchildren: Heather Layton and her husband Clarke of AZ; Justin Thompson and his wife Jennifer of AZ; David Thompson of WA; Carrie Gil and her husband Nicolas of CA; Matthew Thompson and his wife Breann of NV; Cole Carson of Otis, MA; Erik Bates of GA, and Alex Bates and his wife Britni of GA; nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was born in Southbridge the youngest son of the late Ralph and Grace (Barlow) Thompson. Of his nine siblings he is survived by two sisters Winifred Lucey of AZ and Gladys Curtis of Oxford, MA.
He graduated from Mary E. Wells High School, Southbridge, MA, in 1949. Warren served in the naval reserves prior to serving in the Air Force during the Korean conflict.
He retired from Fairview Hospital, Gt. Barrington, MA, after working nearly 20 years as a carpenter in the maintenance department. He also worked for many years as a jet engine mechanic in the aeronautical industry in the Windsor Locks, CT area.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Commerce GA.
He enjoyed woodworking. In addition to building/remodeling several of the homes for his family, he also enjoyed crafting birdhouses and whirligigsÃ¢â?¬â?these will continue to be treasured by numerous family members. He and his wife were nature enthusiasts and enjoyed traveling to experience many of the natural wonders across the country.
It is certain that he has already reunited with the many dogs that he loved throughout his life.
Services were held in Commerce, GA, on February 9, 2015. Burial will be Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Southbridge, MA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.