Earl V. “Vin” Thompson, age 100, of Scipio Street, Jamestown, passed away Monday morning, April 1, 2019 in St. Paul’s Senior Living Community.
He was born in Teepleville, Pennsylvania on May 12, 1918 son of Rev. Earl D. and Alta S. (Smith) Thompson.
He was a 1936 graduate of Volant High School and served his country in the United States Army during WWII where he was of the 101st Infantry, 26th division, 3rd Army and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was proud to have participated in the relief of the Siege of Bastogne.
On September 3, 1942, Vin married the former, Ethel M. “Phoebe” Randall, she passed away September 11, 2011.
Vin was the caretaker of Lucy Rodgers’ estate in Jamestown for many years and formerly was employed at Al Drake Construction and Nelson’s Flower Shop in Mercer.
Vin was a member of Jamestown Presbyterian Church and Jamestown VFW Post # 5424.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking care of his yard; especially cutting his grass and walking downtown Jimtown every day making several stops to visit; especially at McClintocks Barber Shop.
He is survived by a son, Paul J. Thompson and his wife, Jeri, of Jamestown; four grandchildren, Chris Martin and his wife, Jacquie, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Michael Martin and his wife, Michelle, of Wilmington, Delaware, Sara Saylor and her husband, Jason, of Greenville and Paul “Vinnie” Thompson of Jamestown; four great-grandchildren, Samantha Martin, Carter Martin, Chloe Saylor and Lexi Martin and two sisters-in-law, Mary Thompson of Mercer and Sandy Randall of Jamestown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife;, a daughter, Betty Lou Martin; a son-in-law, Ray Martin and three brothers, Paul Thompson, Raymond Thompson and Joseph Thompson.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 4, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty Street, Jamestown, Pennsylvania.
Funeral service will follow visitation on Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Sue Nageotte, officiating Pastor of Jamestown Presbyterian Church.
Jamestown Veteran’s Honor Guard will render military honors at the conclusion of the service.
Inurnment will be private in Park Lawn Cemetery.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, April 3 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.