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Paul J. Thompson, Sr.


Service: 11:00am Fri. February 15th, 2019
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

THOMPSON, Paul J., Sr., 65, of Springfield, OH, passed on February 10, 2019. Born on March 25, 1953 in Covington, KY., fourth eldest son of Harry Thompson Jr. and Virginia (Phillips) Thompson. Paul worked as a journeyman press operator for the Springfield News-Sun and Dayton Daily News. He retired early in 2015 with 38 years of service. Paul is survived by his children: daughter, Katie (Daniel) Griffith, and son, Paul “Joey” (Wittney) Thompson II; 6 grandchildren, Chris, Alex, Harper, Finnegan, Grady, and Prestyn; 3 brothers, Tom (Ginny) Thompson, Jerry (Rita) Thompson, and Larry Thompson and a number of nieces and nephews. Paul is preceded in death by his wife Helen (1999), mother (2000), and father (2009). A viewing will be held at CONROY FUNERAL HOME on Thursday February 14, 2019 from 4-7 pm. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday February 15, 2019 in Conroy Funeral Home with Rev. Orbie Estep officiating. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in his name be made to the American Cancer Society ( and/or the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (
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Although we don’t know you personally, please accept our deepest sympathy for the recent loss of your loved one, Paul. You may feel like what the Bible says at Psalms 119:28 - “I weep with grief. My heart is heavy with sorrow. Encourage and cheer me with your words.” First Corinthians 15:26 says death is our enemy, and it truly is. But there will be an end to death, an end to sorrow and depression, You can be comforted by Jesus’ words in Revelation 21:3, 4: “And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May these promises from God sustain you during this difficult time.

- Thomas Scullion, Friday February 15th, 2019

My heart is broken for your family. Your dad was such a nice man. I will never forget him as one of my first baseball coach’s. Every time I would see him out in Springfield he greeted me with a smile. When I would see him I would always think back to those days of little league baseball, playing in the streets and riding bikes in northern estates. Your family is in my prayers 🙏.

- Rob Florence, Monday February 11th, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss, Paul was a wonderful person, he will missed so much .

- Cris and Kenny Leach , Monday February 11th, 2019

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