Born in Phoenix to his late parents, Anne F. (Egan) and George B.
Thompson on September 24, 1939, he was a United State Air Force veteran, serving from 1957 to 1961. A professional truck driver, he drove for Marsellus Casket Co. for 15 years. Prior employment also included a snowplow driver for the Town of Schroeppel Highway Department.
He served as a captain and held the office of president for the Phoenix Fire Department. He was a social member of the VFW Post 5540, Phoenix; a member of the Syracuse Hog Chapter; the Star Motorcylcle Club; and the Upstate Cruise Motorcycle Club.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Karen (Fryer) Thompson, Feb. 8, 2003; his son, Shaun I. Thompson, in 1999; and his brother, Gerald R. Thompson, in 2005.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Dean E. and Andria Thompson of Clay; daugter-in-law, Diane Thompson of Central Square; four grandchildren, Kyle, Allyson, Chad, and Brandon; a sister, Kathy Thompson Watson of Charleston, S.C.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be held Saturday Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Phoenix Fire Station, 457 Main St., Phoenix, 13135. Burial with firefighter and military honors to follow in the Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix. Calling hours are in the fire Station the same day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126. Allanson-Glanville- Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, has charge of arrangements.