age 97, Roundhead
Services for Howard Thompson will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Armentrout Funeral Home, Waynesfield by David Holbrook. Burial will follow at Roundhead Cemetery.
Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where a Masonic Service will be conducted at 8 p.m.
He died at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at his home at rural Roundhead surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 3, 1916 to Martin and Effie (Campbell) Thompson. On April 18, 1936 he married Marjorie L. Austin in Newport, Ky., and she preceded him in death on Aug. 14, 2007.
Surviving are five sons, Jim Thompson of Wapakoneta, Tom (Linda) Thompson of Lima, Ed (Pam) Thompson of Findlay, Brian Thompson of Waynesfield and Jon (Monica) Thompson of Roundhead; four daughters, Marlene (Gordon) Holbrook of Waynesfield, Joyce (Gene) Compton of Roundhead, Phyllis (Rex) McKinley of East Liberty and Jenelle Thompson of Roundhead; 23 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Marvin, Elwood, Joe and Frank; a grandson, Eric Thompson, a daughter-in-law, Rita; and a sister, June Bahr.
Howard graduated from Alger High School in 1933. He was the production line leader and operator at Ex Cello Corporation in Lima, and retired from the company in 1979 after 29 years of service. He also worked on his family farm and greenhouse.
Active in the community, Howard was a member of both Lakeview Eagles and Lakeview Masonic Lodge F&AM 722 where he was a 50-plus-year member, Kenton Council 65, Antioch Shrine of Dayton and Scioto Royal Arch Masons 119 of Kenton.
Howard was a past president of Roundhead School Board and was founding member and president of the Upper Scioto Valley School Board consolidating Roundhead, Alger and McGuffey Schools.
He loved hunting, fishing, camping and trap shooting.
Condolences may be expressed at www.armentroutfuneralhome.com.
Contributions may be given to Hardin County Hospice or the Roundhead Division of the USV Ambulance District.