James "Jim" Thompson
January 13, 1938 – October 22, 2019
In the presence of his loved ones, James “Jim” A. Thompson concluded a life well lived in the late afternoon hours of October 22nd 2019.
Jim is preceded in death by Father George and Mother Ellen Thompson, 13 Brothers and 1 Sister. Jim leaves behind, after 34 loving years of marriage, Spouse Cheryl “Cheri" Thompson. Children Dawn & Christina Overly in Spokane, WA. 5 daughters and 3 sons in Oswego, NY and Brother Tommy Thompson, Oswego, NY. Grandchildren Tanner Hynes, Alora Witcher, and Hailey Perala of Spokane, WA as well as 28 in Oswego, NY. 52 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren, and countless Friends whose lives have been enriched greatly by Jim’s humor and love for them all.
Jim loved his country dearly, and dedicated 3 years serving in the United States Air force until he was given an Honorable Discharge for medical reasons. Jim relocated from Oswego, NY to Spokane, WA in 1970 and on July 1st 1985 in Reno, NV married the love of his life, Cheri. Jim retired from Dellen Wood Products in his 65th year of life, Jim continued to work until he was 80 in the hospitality industry and enjoyed his role as Maintenance Supervisor at Walmart in Spokane Valley, WA. Jim enjoyed Friday night “Date Nights” with Cheri playing the slots, tending to his yard work, fishing, and most importantly being a father.
Jim’s family invites you to please join them in celebrating his life on Tuesday, October 29th at 3:00pm at Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Road Spokane Valley, WA.
- Public Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, October 29, 2019
James "Jim" Thompson
October 30, 2019
IN MEMORY OF MY DAD !!!!
IF I COULD WRITE A STORY
IT WOULD BE THE GREATEST EVER TOLD
OF A KIND AND LOVING FATHER
WHO HAD A HEART OF GOLD
I COULD WRITE A MILLION PAGES
BUT STILL UNABLE TO SAY, JUST
HOW MUCH I LOVE AND MISS HIM.
EVERY SINGLE DAY !!!!
I WILL REMEMBER ALL HE TAUGHT ME
IM HURT BUT WONT BE SAD
BECAUSE HE'LL SEND ME DOWN THE ANSWERS
AND HE'LL ALWAYS BE MY DAD !!!
October 27, 2019
My dad was a loving, hard working, man who (though he was often quiet and showed good examples through his actions) said just what he needed to get his point across to my sister, myself and our friends too. I remember his loving words of encouragement and strength that made me feel safe and loved. I always knew when he was disappointed and when he was proud. I will always remember how important it has been to me for him to be proud, but I will never forget how he would tell me that no matter what I did or didn't do he was always going to love me. I will never forget every 4 a.m. listening to my dad get ready for work and feeling proud of him and knowing that he will always do everything he can to take care of his family, and that included doing a crazy thing like getting up at 4 a.m. 😁. As an adult there have been many times when I wake up and it's 4 a.m. I would remember the time when I listened to dad get ready for work, hearing his cough and the sound of his coffee being poured in my ears. I miss those days and, no, I don't hear him at 4 a.m. anymore he's always been there for me when I needed him. And though he's not on this Earth today, I still hope to make him proud and I can't wait to see him on the other side.