Carl Thompson Jr.March 9, 1932 ~ August 31, 2017 (age 85)
Carl Thompson Jr., 85, of Boyers, PA., passed away early Thursday morning (8/31/17) at his residence of natural causes. He was born on March 9, 1932 in Venango Twp. He was the son of the late Carl and Ethel McFadden Thompson. Carl was a hard working man who began a career in the coal industry right out of school. He was a Drilling and Blasting Technician working with Tri County Fuel, Lucas Coal and Hindman Mining. Later in his life he began a career as a timber cutter in which he retired from. He was very proud of the fact that he was on the job clearing the forest and trees for the entire lot where the Clarview Mall now resides in Butler. He was also very proud that with no experience but only determination he built his home from the ground up by hand. From clearing the trees with an axe and digging the basement by hand. He did it all from the foundation to the shingles on the roof. He was methodist by faith and attended the Methodist Church in Argentine and later attending the Jehova's Witness Kindom Hall in Chircora. Carl was married to the late Margaret Bowser Thompson who preceded him in death in 2000. He is survived by four daughters: Carol Hankey of Punxsutawney; Laura Marie McGinnis of OH; Kimberly Ann (Andrew) Fierst of OH; Tammy (Dale) McLaughlin of Parker. Three sons: John (Lynn) Thompson of Boyers; Bill Thompson of Foxburg; Rod (Lori) Thompson of Eau Claire. Nineteen Grandchildren and Sixteen Great Grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister: Winona "Tootie" Hutchinson of Butler. As well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a brother Chester Thompson and a sister Grace Fair.