Lewis A. Thompson, 80, of Canton, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in the comfort of his home. He was born in Cadiz, OH on July 4, 1938 and was a graduate of Canton McKinley High School.
Lewis proudly served in the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps. He was Pastor of Grace Missionary Baptist Church for 30 years, retiring in 1998. Following retirement, he became a member of Liberty Baptist Church where he also served as Deacon. He enjoyed golfing and Lewis will be deeply missed.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Dale Thompson and Madeline (Thompson) Burnsworth; his stepfather Wendell Burnsworth; sister Bonnie Thompson and brothers Robert Thompson and David Burnsworth.
He leaves his wife Beverly Thompson, whom he married in 1963; son Phillip Thompson of Akron; daughters, Theresa Thompson of Minerva and Rebecca Harber (Steve) of Port Clinton, OH; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4pm at Liberty Baptist Church, 2349 Southway St. SW Massillon, OH 44646. Funeral services will follow at 4:00pm at the church. Committal services and military honors will be held on Monday at 10:30am at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd. Seville, OH 44273. The Reed Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Please visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to view the full obituary and send condolences.
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