John Rea Thompson, age 89, of North Versailles, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Independence Court of Monroeville. He retired as the owner/operator of the Thompson Service Center in Elizabeth. An Army veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church. He was a member of Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge 526 of Elizabeth and enjoyed being a clown with the Tall Cedars Masonic group. He enjoyed boating at Deep Creek Lake, golfing, and gardening. An avid snowmobiler, he enjoyed snowmobile trips all over the United States including Yellowstone, the Upper Peninsula in Michigan and Deep Creek, as well as trips to Canada. Born June 15, 1932 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late John M. and Guellma (Jackson) Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Etta M. (Morrison) Thompson; sons, David Thompson of North, VA and Mark Thompson of Elizabeth; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Charles, Donald and Richard Thompson. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 2 PM until the time of service at 5 PM in the chapel with the Rev. Jack H. Piper officiating.
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