CELINA ó Clinton Thompson, 72, of Behmís Landing, Celina, died at 11:25 a.m. June 10, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 11, 1941, in Lee County, Va., the son of George C. and Laura Smith Thompson. On May 19, 1990, under the arbor he made at their home, he married Lynne Harris, who survives.
Also surviving are his daughters, Tresha (Dave) Backs, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Anessa (Mike) Stappleton, of Madison, Ala., and Sherri (Sean) Killingsworth, of Huber Heights; their adopted daughter, Chris (Dave) Emmons, of Dayton; his brothers James Thompson, of Celina, and G.C. (Barb) Thompson, of St. Marys; and his in laws Niles Harris, of Deadwood S.D., Sis Harris Coenen, of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Trip (Wanda) Davis, of Lima.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, L.C. Thompson and Douglas Thompson; sisters, Ruth (Rex) Parsons and Betty (Richard) Belden; and his sisters-in-law, Marge Thompson and Bette Harris Davis.
Mr. Thompson was a house siding installer, truly enjoying his job and never met a home he didnít like. He most recently had worked for Doyle Homes, Lima. He enjoyed his home at Behmís, fishing and supplying fish for the neighborhood fish fries.
Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen. Pastor Rodney Ritchie will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer Co., the State of the Heart Hospice or to the charity of the donorís choice.
Condolences to the family may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.