Philip E. Thompson, 78, of Attica, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his home.
He was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Bellville, to J. Warren and Gladys (Bixler) Thompson. Philip served in the U.S. Navy, worked several years at his family's mill (Thompson Mill) in Attica and then became a supervisor at Country Star, New Washington. He was a licensed grain grader and a member of the Car Coddlers of Ohio. Philip also enjoyed carpentry, electrical work and anything he could work on in "Phil's fix-it-shop."
Philip is survived by two daughters, Kelly (Bryan) Shock of Attica and Karlene (Michael) Jones of Maumee; four grandchildren, Michala (Charles) Mohr of Attica, Kyle Shock of Attica and Austin and Allie Jones of Maumee; one great-grandson; Kellen Mohr; three brothers, Paul L. (Lenora) Thompson of Bloomville and David W. (Anita) Thompson and Wesley W. (Diana) Thompson, both of Attica; and a sister, Janet (Robert) Featheringill of Attica.
He was preceded by his parents; wife, Ruth Ann (Wise) Thompson in 2009; daughter, Kimberly Thompson; and a brother, Joseph Thompson.
A public gathering to celebrate his life will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Service, 295 W. Tiffin St., Attica, with military rites being provided by the Attica American Legion at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or FACT (Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment), Box 624, Tiffin, OH 44883.
Online condolences may be made at www.lindseyfooskocher.com.