Mitchell Lee Thompson

August 25, 1951April 12, 2018

Mitchell Lee Thompson, 66, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home. He was born on August 25, 1951 to Benjamin F. and JoAnn Thompson in Columbus, Indiana. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1970 and married Carol Lynn Conrad on December 1, 1971 in the Salt Lake City, Utah Latter- Day Saint Temple. He was a member of The Church of Latter-Day Saints. Mitch worked as a radiator repairman at Percifield Inc. and David's Inc. for over 30 years. He later retired from Rightway Fasteners Inc. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and family. He spent many weekends at car shows with his father showing his 1953 International Pick-up truck. He also enjoyed going to antique engine and tractor shows. He is survived by his children Jeremy (Cindy) Thompson of Columbus; Melissa (Jason) Sailor of Franklin; and Amanda (Josh) Blanton of Columbus; grandchildren Britni McKee and Mya Blanton; Lindsey and Liam Thompson; and Madison Sailor; a sister, Betty Thompson; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his daughter, Natalie Thompson; and a sister, Tammy Thompson. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10 am at Hathaway-Myers Chapel with Bishop Jesse Shoaf officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018, and thirty minutes before service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Mitch's name may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


  • Jeremy Thompson, Son
  • Melissa Sailor, Daughter
  • Amanda Blanton, Daughter
  • Natalie Thompson, Daughter
  • Britni McKee, Grandchild
  • Mya Blanton, Grandchild
  • Lindsey Thompson, Grandchild
  • Liam Thompson, Grandchild
  • Madison Sailor, Grandchild
  • Betty Thompson, Sister


  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mitchell Lee Thompson

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John Zeigler

April 17, 2018

Mitch and my brother Steve Zeigler were good friends and I met Mitch several years ago. He always had a very mild and respectable manner about him which I never forgot. He made me feel like he was my friend also. I live not far from where Mitch lived, if I saw him out as I drove by I would either honk and wave or occasionally stop and chat with him. He would occasionally stop by work to deliver material where I currently work and when I saw him I would always seek him out to converse with him. He always took time to talk and visit and share memories with me about my brother and some of the great times they shard together.
I am very sorry to hear about his passing. I wanted to convey my condolences and let his family know that I will never forget him and how he touched people that knew him.
If Joy had not posted his passing, I would still be watching for him as I passed his home! He will be missed and I wish all of you the best in the future!

John Zeigler

Jeff (Flop) Meek

April 14, 2018

We were very sorry to hear about Mitch’s passing and your loss. We got to know Mitch through the old engine shows and came to think a lot of him. In February he came to our show in Dupont and brought a trailer full of engines to show. We will really miss him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.