May 24, 2024

Obit CandleL. Wayne Thompson, 74, of Gallipolis, passed away unexpectedly, at 8:17 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, in Columbus. Born May 27, 1940 in Mason City, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Clark F. Thompson and the late Lula Oldaker Herrmann. He retired from being a heavy equipment operator for the Walton Contracting Company of Walton, Kentucky. He was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Wayne is survived by his wife Judy Halfhill Thompson, whom he married on October 16, 1965 in Meigs County. Unto this union was born, Tammy (Rick) Perkins, Susan (John) McCoy, Bub Thompson, and Racheal (Michael) Shato. Six grandchildren, Jessie (Myles) French, Charles (Stacy) Cox, Walker Shapland, Kaila (Dustin), Jacob Cos, and Jack Shapland, five beautiful great-grandchildren, Blake, Kali, Wyatt, Adalynn, and Baby James, three sisters, Joan Edwards, Ruth Chiles, Marilyn Halfhill, on brother, Rev. Mike Thompson, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, Wayne is preceded in death by his step-father, Ron Herrmann, a brother Dave Thompson, and a brother and sister in infancy, two sons-in-law. Monty Shapland, and Jim Denney.

In keeping with Wayne’s wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Interment will be in the Campaign Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The Cremeens Funeral Home, of Gallipolis has been entrusted with Wayne’s finial arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting