December 22, 1932 - August 27, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Moreland Funeral Home
Dr. John Lee Thompson, lifelong resident of Westerville, Ohio, passed away August 27, 2013, lived to be 80 years old with the motto: ”Faster Horses, Older Whiskey and Younger Women!” A graduate of The Ohio State University Dental School and hometown Orthodontist for over 40 years, he loved to see people smile and nothing brought a smile to his face faster than seeing a good looking horse. John Thompson grew-up competing Saddlebred horses nationally and later owned and bred Thoroughbred racehorses at his farms in Aiken, SC and Westerville, Ohio. Dr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 27 years, Beth Thompson, of Westerville and stepson Dale Stinnett. He is also survived by his first wife, Helen O’Dell Thompson and their sons and daughters-in-law: JB Thompson, Andrew Thompson, Matt and Noelle Thompson and granddaughters Isabella and Tessa of Westerville, Mark and Jane Page Thompson of Aiken, SC; his daughter Mrs. Beth Thompson Stinson and grandchildren: Jacob, Nicole and Kali of Tipp City, OH. Preceded in death by his parents, George S. and Sara Lee Thompson. A lover of sports, Otterbein University basketball and Ohio State football to be specific and his support of the Westerville softball league meant he encountered many like minded fans and never met a stranger. His lifetime poker buddies will miss his physical and fiscal contributions to their monthly games as will his friends at Beulah Park miss his ”sure thing” gambling style. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME. 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Ohio on Wednesday, September 4th from 4-6 p.m followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m., Dr. Richard Ellsworth, officiating. Private interment Otterbein Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Stephanie Speilman Breast Cancer Research Fund: C/O: Ohio State University, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112 or to Equine Rescue of Aiken, 532 Glenwood Drive, Aiken, SC 29803.
Steve Tupps - Sep 5, 2013
Matt and family. So sorry to hear the passing of your Dad. I remember him coaching us in our 6th grade basketball team and how patient he was, and let everyone play. Worked on our skills with us and Coach Miller. Sending thoughts and prayers your way. to you all.
Chad Reynolds - Sep 4, 2013
Your father was a true friend to my dad. Driving your family Blue Bird bus to take the team to away games in the 70’s, celebrating big wins, stopping by to offer support after losses, or calling just to check in, Doc Thompson was always there. He will be missed by our family and we are deeply saddened by your loss.
Bryan Garner - Sep 4, 2013
So sorry for your loss. I’ve always appreciated the kindness he showed our family.
Eric Nuppola - Sep 4, 2013
We are deeply saddened by the news that we just received … but we are happy that John and the Thompson Family were such a big part of our life in Westerville. We will forever be grateful for and appreciative of everything that John and his family did for us.
We will remember him always with love in our hearts.
Marg and Eric Nuppola
PS. Dear John – we’re really sorry that we won’t be there with you today.
Your “H” word is “horseracing” and my “H” word is “hockey” …
alice mooney - Sep 2, 2013
We share the sorrow of your great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you. Troy Mooney and family and Alice Mooney