It is with sadness and much love that the family of Harold L. Thompson, 81, of Bucyrus, announce his passing at his home on Sunday evening, April 17, 2022.
Harold was born June 4, 1940 to the late Manford and Maxine (Dewey) Thompson in the city of Circleville. Harold was the second born and preceded in death by his siblings, Gerald, Bert, Samuel, Judith, and Michael.
He married the love of his life, Helen Louise (Starner) Thompson in 1957. She passed away on July 11, 2017. They enjoyed 59 years together.
Harold is survived by his son, Stephen (Sue) Thompson; his daughters, Sheryl Gilley, and Lisa Marie Bashaw; his grandchildren, Stephen, Kelley, Tiffany, Michelle, Katy Beth, Nathaniel, Caleb; and his great grandchildren.
Harold had many different jobs throughout his life. In his younger years, he worked in a Bucyrus bakery, and later, on a dairy farm. Other jobs include Swan Rubber, Murphy Mart, Ames. When he retired, he was a professional interior/exterior Painter. He painted many homes and businesses in Bucyrus over the years and was known for his excellent work. He was meticulous, took joy in a job done well, and inspired a good work ethic. Whatever the job, the skills he learned were incorporated into his life.
Harold loved his family and was a dedicated husband and father, proud of all their achievements. His dry sense of humor and the stories he shared about his life are known and loved by his family. A lifelong learner, he enjoyed history, gardening, woodworking, classic cars, car shows, western movies, good home cooked food, especially fried potatoes, eggs, ham, biscuits and gravy, playing solitaire, living in the country, the Smokey Mountains, and being outdoors.
He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
At his request, no service will be held.
Photos and memories can be shared on Harold's tribute wall.