Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
July 9, 2012 11:09 am EDT


NASHPORT — Ronald L. Thompson, 70, of Nashport, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 1, 1942, to the late Edward L. and DeLeah B. (Crego) Thompson. Ronald was a retired truck driver and had worked for the Buckeye Egg Farm and Stewart and Inlow Construction Co. He was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.

Ronald is survived by his soul mate of 22 years, Dorless Barnhart; his children, Ronald E. (JoAnn) Thompson of Buckeye Lake, Brenda (Allen) Taylor, Tracy (Larry) Webb and Stacy Decker, all of Newark, Natosha (Joe) Tarbert of Bladensburg, Chance (Andrea) Thompson of North Carolina, Michael Barnhart of Newark and Chad (Jennifer) Barnhart of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Barbara (Gerald) Stroup of Tennessee, Patricia Stroup of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Stevens; brothers, Edward Jr. and Frederick L. Thompson; sisters, Ethel Thompson and Lillian Roderick.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Bladensburg, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Scott Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ronald’s name to Genesis Hospice, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701.

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