Larry Thompson

Obituary of Larry Stephen Thompson

Larry S. Thompson, Sr., a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, passed away on December 30, 2023, surrounded by family.

The son of Augustus and Wanda Thompson, Larry was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was there, at the age of 19, he decided to enlist in the United States Air Force.  He valued this service highly and attained the rank of Master Sergeant. His primary specialty was as an Aerospace Propulsion Superintendent in which he acheived the Outstanding Unit Award, as well as medals for:

Air Force Commendation

Air Force Good Conduct

National Defense Service

and ribbons for:

Air Force Overseas Short Tour

Longevity Service Award

NCO Professional Military Education Grad

Air Force Training

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship

Larry is survived by his children, L. Paul Thompson, Chris (Karen) Thompson, Taylor Thompson, and Lavaun Rivers. He was pre-deceased by his oldest son, Larry S. Thompson, Jr. Larry is also survived by his grandchildren, Robert Thompson, Meighgan Dempsey, Fur-Elise Fortney, McKenna Thompson and Nyah Thompson, along with Paul's children;great grandchildren, Aaliyah Thompson, Draiman Miller, Ashli Gohl and Karen Thompson; siblings, Debra Bailey (Becky Robinson), Jerry Thompson, and Delores Drake.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, Augustus and Wanda Thompson and sister, Judith Disman

His loved ones will remember his love for cooking and dining out, shooting and collecting guns, anything with wolves, and watching old westerns. He always participated and was the loudest supporter at his kids wrestling events and football games and tournaments. He enjoyed live theatrical performances, musicals, movies, renaissance fairs, and other outdoor type festivals. He also enjoyed going to the horse shows during the summer and watching his son, granddaughter, and great granddaughter compete in various events. It was always great for laughs when he was trying to take your money in a game of nickel ante poker with family and friends. He was a man that loved his family and loved life!

Funeral services are being held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Veterans Outreach Center, 447 South Ave., Rochester NY 14620.

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