Gary W. Thompson, 68, passed away on June 29, 2020 at his home unexpectedly. He was the husband of Nancy Thompson. They shared 19 years together, but were officially married in 2008 in Gatlinburg, TN.
Born February 3, 1952 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Clarence Henley Thompson and Peggy Wombold. Gary retired from Wilkin Heating & AC in 2014. He was a huge NASCAR fan and had a passion for riding his Harley Davidson. He was known for his secret barbeque sauce and amazing grilling skills. He was so proud of his family and home. He and his wife shared a huge love for their two dachshunds’ and their cat, which he had rescued from a truck stop. He enjoyed traveling, taking trips to Gatlinburg, TN, and loved to have fun in life with family and friends. A humble and simple man who was quick witted and kindhearted. He always had a kind word and often reminded others to do the same.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Thompson; his children, whom he loved dearly, Kyle (Shawna) Thompson, Angela Stone, Ryan Oberlin, Kyle (Tara) Oberlin, Stephanie Oberlin; two grandchildren, Talen Oberlin and Kaylynn Thompson; a brother, Larry Thompson; and his sister, Carolyn (Scott) Wilkin.
He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Peggy and Harry Wombold; his father and stepmother, Clarence Henley and Glennis Thompson; his mother-in-law and father in law, Louise and Herbert Sholler; and his daughter in law, Jessica Oberlin.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Friday, July 3, 2020 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM, Friday. Burial will be in New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
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