Obituary of Merle G. Thompson
Merle G. Thompson, age 75, of Covington, PA passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. He was born on October 1, 1943, in Blossburg, PA, a son of George L. and Marguerite A. (Gill) Thompson. Merle was the husband of Laverna (Hurler) Thompson. He was a lifetime member of the Mansfield Fire Department and a member of the Arnot Sportsmen Club. Merle was a veteran of the Viet Nam War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Eagles and NASCAR, and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Merle is survived by his wife; sons Arnold (Sally) Betts of Cherry Flats, PA, Dale (Julie) Betts of Mansfield, PA, Merle G. (Jennifer) Thompson, Jr of FL, Travis L. Thompson of Mansfield, PA; daughters Kitty L. (Brad) Kenyon of Troy, PA, Amanda L. (Harold, Jr) Roe of Mansfield, PA; brothers Jack Thompson of Mansfield, PA, Johney Thompson of Wellsboro, PA, George Thompson of Blossburg, PA; sisters Anna May Garland of MD, Elizabeth Smith of Hornell, NY; twenty-one grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers James, Donnie and Francis Thompson and sisters Vera Mae and Debbie Smith.
Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, May 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St, Mansfield, PA. A special thank you to Dr. Doty and Guthrie for their care. Memorial donations may be made to Laverna to assist with expenses.
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