Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 31, 2012 1:07 am EDT


HOWARD — George Thompson, 77, of Howard, passed away Friday morning, March 30, 2012, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.

He was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Mount Vernon, son of the late Vernie and Bessie (Lockhart) Thompson.

George was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from Continental Can.

George is survived by his son, Vince (Alice) Thompson of Howard; two grandsons, Justin Thompson of Mount Vernon and Jason Thompson of Howard; and a brother, Harold (Sandy) Thompson of Phoenix, Ariz.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Myretta Irene (DeVore) Thompson Aug. 7, 2011; and brothers, Carl, Earl, and Garnet Thompson.

There will be no calling hours. The family will observe private services.

Private condolences may be sent to the family at

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of George Thompson.

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