Ivan Lee Thompson, age 81 of Huber Heights, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Beaver, Ohio on September 22, 1936 the son of Benjamin Franklin & Bertha Mae (Kuntzman) Thompson. He was a veteran of the National Guard serving from 1955 to 1958. He retired in 1995, after 33 years, from Chemineer, Inc. as a Customer Service Manager. He was active in the 1954 Fairborn High School Reunion Committee and in the restoration of the Fairborn Theater. He enjoyed Car collecting, singing, all types of music and was famous for his stories and the way he told them over the years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy (Kerr) Thompson, their life together and love affair was rooted in devotion, compassion and humor, which he also shared with his 4 daughters Laura (Chris) Mokren, Elizabeth (Chris Pfeilsticker) Thompson, Amy (Rod) Alsip and Anne (Mark-Tami Hotta) Thompson. He was alos survived by his grandchildren Robert Poling, Julianne Poling, Kuni Hotta, Tomo Hotta and Max Hotta; brothers Damon Thompson, Dwight Thompson and Jim Thompson; and a sister Yvonne Singer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Bruce, Ken, Ben and Melvin Thompson.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the BLESSING-ZERKLE FUNERAL HOME, 11900 N. Dixie Dr., Tipp City. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:30 am at the funeral home with Pastor Craig Fourman officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ivan’s memory to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420 or your local VFW Post. Condolences may be sent to the family thru this online guestbook.