Jeffrey Koch Thompson, 84, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021, at Forest Hills Care Center, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
He was born March 16, 1937 in Wheeling, WV a son of the late Jane Koch and Charles Henry Thompson, Jr.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Henry Thompson, III and Philip Hartley Thompson
Jeff was a Presbyterian by faith, a 1955 graduate of St. Clairsville High School, received his Bachelor of Science from Bethany College in 1959. He went on to work as a teaching assistant at The Ohio State University from 1959-1960. He received his Masters in Chemistry from Purdue University in 1968. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Psi Chapter at Bethany beginning in 1956, graduating with Honors. He was Treasurer of Beta Theta Pi for his Sophomore and Junior years, Vice President and Pledge Master of Beta Theta Pi his Senior year. Jeff’s Honor Awards at Bethany were: Academic Honorary Gamma Sigma Kappa , Drama Honorary Alpha Psi Omega, Citizenship and Service Honorary Kalon.
Jeff taught High School chemistry, physics and general science at St. Clairsville High School from 1960-1969; then at Buckeye North High School in Brilliant, Ohio from 1969 until his retirement in 1990.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Myra Jean Deal Thompson, his sister-in-law Sally Owens Thompson (Russell) Mobley of Carmel, Indiana; Nieces: Wendy Thompson (Michael) Crick and family of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; Lori Thompson (Steve) Waters and family of New Braunfels, Texas; Nephew: Douglas Stuart Thompson of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. He also was very fortunate to have former students who were very close to Myra and him: John (Elise) Parteli and family of Dallas, Texas; Kyle Moore and family of Carmel, Indiana, Lance Moore and family of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Darren Moore and family of Sunbury, Ohio.
Jeff and his wife spent every summer traveling while they were teachers then upon retirement, they completed visits to all 50 states and really enjoyed 21 years of trips to Glacier National Park in Montana.
A memorial service will be held at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists 104 W. Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio Wednesday December 29, 2021 at 11am with Homer Hardin officiating.
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