OBITUARY

Ira Blair Thompson

October 14, 1940February 16, 2019
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Ira Blair Thompson, 78, a resident of Dayton passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

He was born on October 14, 1940 in Upper Tract, WV, and was the son of the late William and Fannie Hazel Grogg Thompson.

Ira was a lifelong resident of the Dayton area. He was a member of Victory Fellowship Church and Peak Pentecostal Church. He was retired from Cargill after 30 plus years of service.

He loved gardening, hunting, and in his early years farming, he loved his family and especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Patricia Fink and husband, Benny, of Rockingham, Tammy Atkinson and companion, Jay Crawford of Singers Glen, and Shawn Thompson and wife, Monica, of Dayton; grandchildren, Kevin, Christopher, Travis, Kayla, Brian, Brittany, Cole, Lucas, and Elizabeth; one great-granddaughter, Haylee; daughter-in-law, Sharon Thompson; sisters, Juanita “Sis” Driver, Trudy Cooper and Betty Waggy; and a half-brother, William “Bill” Grogg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Caldwell Thompson, a son, Kenneth W. Thompson; and two half-brothers, Emory “Bud” Grogg and Brian Grogg.

The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A funeral service will be held 11 am, Friday, February 22, 2019 at Victory Fellowship Church, 3206 Limestone Ln., Dayton, with Pastor W. L. “Sonny” Henkel officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Fellowship Church, P.O. 326, Dayton, VA 22821.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Patricia Fink, Daughter
  • Benny Fink, Son-in-law
  • Tammy Atkinson, Daughter
  • Jay Crawford, Tammy's Companion
  • Shawn Thompson, Son
  • Monica Thompson, Daughter-in-law
  • Kevin -, Grandchild
  • Christopher -, Grandchild
  • Travis -, Grandchild
  • Kayla -, Grandchild
  • Brian -, Grandchild
  • Brittany -, Grandchild
  • Cole -, Grandchild
  • Lucas -, Grandchild
  • Elizabeth -, Grandchild
  • Haylee -, Great Granddaughter
  • Sharon Thompson, Daughter-in-law
  • Juanita "Sis" Driver, Sister
  • Trudy Cooper, Sister
  • Betty Waggy, Sister
  • William "Bill" Grogg, Half-Brother
  • Eunice Caldwell Thompson, Wife
  • Kenneth W. Thompson, Son
  • Fannie Hazel Grogg Thompson, Mother
  • William Thompson, Father
  • Emory "Bud" Grogg, Half-Brother
  • Brian Grogg, Half-Brother
  • DONATIONS

  • Victory Fellowship Church

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 22, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ira Blair Thompson

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Margie Clement

February 21, 2019

What a wonderful man Mr. Thompson was! He care very much for his family. We would see him occasionally at the LSCFP at Grace Mennonite Church. He was always a blessing to everyone there. He will be missed. Peace and Condolences to the family.
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Crystal Hill- Bishop

February 20, 2019

I pray that you find comfort in the arms of Our Lord in this time of need. Blair was a great man who was honored by everyone who knew him. He was an amazing friend to my dad and Dad enjoyed every moment with him and your entire family. God Bless You All

Linda Wimer

February 20, 2019

Blair's death was such a shock for me. Larry and I talked to him about 3 weeks ago in Costco. He hadn't been feeling well, and his doctor had retired and he wasn't comfortable with the replacement. I reminded him how heart problems run in the Thompson family, and to pursue what might be going on with his health. I have such good memories of spending Sunday afternoons at Uncle Den's house. Grandma Thompson always had so many for Sunday lunch, that going over to Uncle Den's and Hazel's was always my Sunday get away to eat fried chicken and to have girl chats with Sis and Trudy. Blair was always there but so quiet. I got to know him better as we become adults, especially at the Thompson reunion. Got to know Shaun,also ,for he and Blair seemed so close. Our prayers and love to the family members. May our God of all comfort be with all during this time and the days ahead. God Bless.

Olive and Nathan Thompson

February 19, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Blair was one of a kind person. Didn't say much and I had trouble getting him to smile for a picture sometimes. But he was fun to talk to and to be around. The 4th of July Picnic was where family and friends went to eat and have a nice time together. Pum, Nathan and I didn't get many loads of wood hauled that one summer because we would stop to talk and eat, but we had a good time. Momma Mary was there a few times, also. Blair, your family in Heaven was waiting for you to welcome you home. A wonderful reunion!!! We will miss you. Love, Nathan and Olive Thompson

Bonnie and clint carr

February 19, 2019

He was,a sweet and kind man he was good to me. Rip. Blair. Sorry for your loss. Prayers,are with the family.

Christopher Fink

February 18, 2019

I'll will always remember the times we went on trips to town or where ever you had to go i love and will truly miss coming up to your house and talking with you i love you and really miss you paps you was the greatest granddad i learned a lot from you and i will charish the time we had together love you pappaw

Rex Cook

February 18, 2019

Sorry for your loss.He will be missed. Rex Cook and family

wanda nelson

February 18, 2019

Thoughts and prayers are with the family. You will be missed by your church family.

Brenda Kile-George

February 18, 2019

Sorry for your family's loss. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

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Biography

Ira Blair Thompson, 78, a resident of Dayton passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

He was born on October 14, 1940 in Upper Tract, WV, and was the son of the late William and Fannie Hazel Grogg Thompson.

Ira was a lifelong resident of the Dayton area. He was a member of Victory Fellowship Church and Peak Pentecostal Church. He was retired from Cargill after 30 plus years of service.

He loved gardening, hunting, and in his early years farming, he loved his family and especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Patricia Fink and husband, Benny, of Rockingham, Tammy Atkinson and companion, Jay Crawford of Singers Glen, and Shawn Thompson and wife, Monica, of Dayton; grandchildren, Kevin, Christopher, Travis, Kayla, Brian, Brittany, Cole, Lucas, and Elizabeth; one great-granddaughter, Haylee; daughter-in-law, Sharon Thompson; sisters, Juanita “Sis” Driver, Trudy Cooper and Betty Waggy; and a half-brother, William “Bill” Grogg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Caldwell Thompson, a son, Kenneth W. Thompson; and two half-brothers, Emory “Bud” Grogg and Brian Grogg.

The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A funeral service will be held 11 am, Friday, February 22, 2019 at Victory Fellowship Church, 3206 Limestone Ln., Dayton, with Pastor W. L. “Sonny” Henkel officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Fellowship Church, P.O. 326, Dayton, VA 22821.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.