James “Tommie” Thompson, Sr., age 85, was born September 7, 1919 in Memphis, Tennessee and a resident of Dayton for many years. He departed this life Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Good Samaritan Hospital.
He is preceded in death by his mother Mattie Thompson.
He leaves to cherish his memory: children, Catherine Thompson, James Thompson, Jr., Annie (Clinel) Hawkins, Kim (Dwayne) Sanders, Elvin Catlett, Jr., grandchildren, Clinel Jones, Jeanine Hawkins, Aaron Berry, Dwayne Sanders, Jr., Jevon Sanders, great-grandsons, Jordan & Joshua Thomas, former wife Rosie Thompson, all of Dayton, OH; brother-in-laws, Calvin Steward, Fackler, Alabama; Kenneth Steward, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Sister-in-laws, Hazel Searcie & Helen Starks of Chicago, Illinois; Irene Bogan of Cleveland, Ohio; close friend Jonathan Underwood, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 4, 2005 from 4-8 p.m.; family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral Services 12:00 noon Friday, August 5, 2005 at THOMAS FUNERAL HOME, 4520 Salem Ave., Reverend Norman C. Bradfield officiating. Interment West Memory Gardens.