PAULDING – Paul W. Thompson, age 84, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

He was born June 12, 1933 in Paulding County, the son of the late Emmett and Marguerite (Layman) Thompson. On March 8, 1957, he married Rebecca A. Agler, who preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1993. He retired in 2000 from GM Powertrain, Defiance, as a millwright. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of UAW 211 and a member of the former Calvary Bible Church, Paulding. He was an avid woodworker and a devoted Christian who served others doing mission work.

He is survived by his daughters, Gwen (Brad) Stoller, Defiance, Carol (Art) Simonin, Paulding, and Paula Thompson, Venice, Fla.; stepsons, Randy Bernard of Arthur and Charles Bernard, Defiance; brothers, George W. Thompson, Marietta, Ga., and Carl E. Thompson, Collinsville, Ill.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Thompson; and a sister, Grace Thompson.

Memorial services will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Den Herder Funeral Home, with John Mohr officiating. Military rites will be accorded by VFW Post #587. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. prior to services on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to SEND International c/o Rex and Lori Durham (P.O. Box 513, Farmington, MI 48332) or Peregrine Ministries, c/o Jim and Renee Hughes (15728 Paiute Circle, Monument, CO 80132).

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