Harold Ray Thompson, 85, of Columbus, passed away with his family and dogs at his side at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017, at his home.
Ray retired from Cosco in 1976 after 22 years of service and later retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1998 after 14 years service.
He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Waymansville and enjoyed playing the guitar and mandolin.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. John L. Beabout officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to time of service. Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with Ray’s family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.
Ray was born April 26, 1932, in Washington, D.C., to Clinton and Adele Pennington Thompson.
He married, Sharon J. Stillabower on Oct. 17, 1964.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 54 years; his sons, Michael (Stephani) Thompson and Brian Thompson, both of Columbus; grandchildren, Micah (Derrick Hampton) Thompson, Jared (Britney) Thompson, Heath (Bailey Paradise) Thompson and Sidney Thompson; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Alton Thompson of Alabama; sisters, Christine (Rayon) Trapp, Betty Smith and Sandra Marshall, all of Alabama, and Vickie (Jerry) Lambert and Mary (Robert) Edwards both of Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mack and Kermit Thompson; and his sisters, Janet McKinnon and Vonselle Fretwell.