Patrick T. Thompson

4/14/1950 – 7/13/2015

Patrick “Pat” Thompson, 65, died Monday, July 13, 2015, at his residence, following an extended illness.

He was born April 14, 1950, in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of Gordon and Alice (Sell) Thompson.

He married Annette Niemeyer on Sept. 22, 1990, and she survives at the residence.

He is also survived by his three sons and two daughters, Greg (Jill) Thompson, of Fort Loramie, Keith (Tina) Thompson, of New Knoxville, Adam Thompson, of New Knoxville, Sarah (Luke) Baker, of New Knoxville, and Jill (Matt) Gabel of New Knoxville.

He is survived by a brother, Kurt (Torie) Thompson, of Arnold, Maryland; three sisters, Tam (Rick) Harrell, of Sevierville, Tennessee, Meredith (Keith) Henderson, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Alica Thompson, of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He is survived by 11 grandchildren, and by his father-in-law, Jim (Shirley Huckeriede) Niemeyer, of New Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his mother-in-law, Nancy Niemeyer.

Pat was a 1968 graduate of Washington High School in Washington Court House, Ohio. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a military policeman in Germany and Vietnam.

He was employed at Hoge Lumber Company in New Knoxville before becoming an Ohio State Trooper. He retired from the Ohio Highway Patrol after twenty-four years of service. He then did carpentry work for Maurer Construction.

He was a member of the First Church of New Knoxville, the New Knoxville Gun and Rifle Club, American Legion Post 444, VFW Post 8445, and a volunteer instructor for the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Pat enjoyed playing cards, working in the garden, and spending time with his grandchildren, whom he dearly loved.