Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

703 East Main Street, Ravenna, OH


Jim L. Thompson

February 24, 1951May 10, 2020

Jimmy Lane Thompson, 69, of Aurora, passed away on May 10, 2020 of natural causes following a severe case of Covid-19.

Jimmy was born to Vernon Clare Thompson and Laverne Estelle Willard on February 24, 1951 in East Liverpool, Ohio and was raised primarily in Brimfield, Ohio and a longtime resident of the Kent/Ravenna area. He enjoyed his game shows and watching the Indians and the Browns. He was also involved in many activities at the nursing home including Bingo and poker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. He retired from Trexler Rubber in Ravenna.

He is survived by his sisters Linda Kaehne & Mary (Larry) Robbins of Portage County, Jeanette Reynolds of East Liverpool and brother William Thompson of Akron. His three children Joshua, Jeremy (Amber) & Jonelle (Amanda) Thompson and 5 beautiful grandchildren: Sierra Chapman, Caitlyn, Jayden, Audrianna & Brianna Thompson along with countless nieces and nephews.

His wife of 46 years, Jacquelyn Thompson, and siblings Theodore (Ted) Thompson, Robert (Bob) Thompson & Vernon (Sonny) Thompson preceded him in death.

Jimmy will be cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.


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Olivia and Elma ( El Charro) Jones

May 17, 2020

Our very deepest sympathy on the loss of Jim. (Your dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, friend)
Knew him and Jackie all of our life’s here in Ohio. May he RIP. PRAYERS FOR all the family.

James Miller

May 15, 2020

Sending love and hugs to the family. Rest in peace Jimmy you will be missed.

Iowa Chapman

May 15, 2020

Sending lots of thoughts and prayers for Josh, Jeremy, Nellie and family during this difficult time. Jimmy touched many in a positive way while at the nursing home, the last 2 days of his life we saw and talked to a few of the nursing staff and it was clear how much they were going to miss him, along with so many others. RIP Jimmy, dance away with your wife who has been waiting for you.

Sierra Chapman

May 15, 2020

Pap pap, I hope your having a great time especially being able to be with mammaw again. No more pain, suffering. You are stronger than ever and nothing can take you down. I’m imagining you and mammaw dancing in the stars listening to Brooks n Dunn’s and or Elvis. I’m so happy and beyond grateful I was able to see you and actually spend great and amazing quality time together this past year because of my adoptive parents Iowa, and Christine Chapman. I’m sending my hugs and kisses to you and mammaw every night.



Josh Thompson

May 15, 2020

I love you dad, you will always be in my heart

garry ONeal

May 15, 2020

I met Jim in 1965 when he and his brother Bob and I worked at Sunnybrook golf course and we often all3 played golf together. I am sorry to hear of his passing. Jimmy was a good guy.


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