Lasater Funeral Homes & Family Center

Funeral Home & Family Center
(740) 392-0005
11337 Upper Gilchrist Rd.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
images7YYEIN4U

Click to Enlarge

Date of Death: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mark D. Thompson, 59, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at The Laurels after a valiant battle with ALS. He was born on March 6th, 1958 to Richard L. and Eunice E. (Smith) Thompson in Grove City, PA. A 1977 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, Mark received an Associate of Applied Science degree from Muskingum Tech in 1979, majoring in Natural Resources Conservation. He was employed as a forester at Mohican State Forest, retiring in 2011 after 32 years of service. For a number of years, Mark also was a member of an Ohio firefighting crew which traveled to combat large forest fires in other states.
Mark attended Mount Vernon First Church of the Nazarene, and enjoyed spending time with his family, following the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates, woodworking and model building, as well as playing impromptu driveway basketball and gaming online with his brother, nephews and friends. Mark’s ornery exterior disguised a generous heart, and he would do anything to help out a friend or family member. We would like to thank Kindred Hospice and The Laurels, as well as Mark’s many faithful friends who stood by him during his illness, giving him care, taking him out to eat (or on vacation!) – or remembering him with visits, flowers, phone calls, texts (and Whoppers, KFC, etc.). Your kindness to Mark will never be forgotten.

Mark is survived by his sister, Sherrie L. Thompson of Palm Coast, FL; his brother, Rick (Kathy) Thompson of Mount Vernon; nephews Sean (Mallory) Thompson of Newark, OH, and Ryan (Desiree) Thompson of Gilbert, AZ, as well as a great-nephew, Cal Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents James L. and Grace A. Thompson; maternal grandparents Mabon D. and Hazel M. Smith; and his cat, Kelly.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Rd. in Mount Vernon, where funeral services will take place on Wednesday at 1:30PM with Pastor Russ Gumm officiating Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made either to Mount Vernon First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; Kindred Hospice, 112 Harcourt Rd., Suite 3, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, or the ALS Association, Central & Southern Ohio Chapter, 1170 Old Henderson Rd., Suite221, Columbus, OH 43220.
To express a condolence or to share a memory with the family, please visit www.lasaterfuneralhomes.com

Service Details

Calling Hours:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon

Click the marker on the map below for directions to this location.

11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, OH, United States

Get Directions

Funeral Services:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

1:30 PM at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon

Click the marker on the map below for directions to this location.

11337 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, OH, United States

Get Directions

Burial:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mound View Cemetery

Click the marker on the map below for directions to this location.

Mound View Cemetery, Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, OH, United States

Get Directions

8 messages of condolence for Mark D. Thompson

  1. Becky says:

    To Mark’s family and close friends: My sincere condolences on your loss of a great man. He was loved and admired by more than he probably realized.
    He will be missed, and remembered by all.
    My prayers have been heard, and I continue to pray for you through this hard time.

  2. Colleen says:

    I’m thankful I was able to visit Mark in 2015 while in Ohio. It was nice to reconnect with him and two other college friends. He was always witty and funny and the same Mark I knew from many years ago. Mark and Jeff were great ‘Blues Brothers!’ I wish peaceful thoughts and loving memories for his family and friends.

  3. Vicky Ness says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mark was a remarkable person. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Roger Marra says:

    Rick and family:
    Thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

  5. Dee Dee says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of this special and caring man. Even though I didn’t personally know him, my prayers are with his family and friends who did, and treasured him like a brother and a son. May our Lord bring upon his family, comfort and joy and healing, and faith in Him who alone is our Heavenly Father and provider, deliverer, and our safe keeper of everything. Blessings and peace I pray will be delivered upon you all. In Christ our Lord’s Name I pray this.

  6. Don and Betty says:

    We send our condolences to Mark’s family and all of his friends who did so much for him. Mark was a man who could make you smile just by walking into the room. His positive and always caring heart made life better for us all. Memories are precious gifts that we can carry forward and love never really dies.

  7. Brenda LR Gotter says:

    Condolences, sympathy and prayers for you at this time of Marks’ passing. He was fun to be with and I am glad I got to visit with him his last week.

  8. sue garrabrant says:

    Sherri and rick. I’m so sorry to read of mark’s passing. Growing up with all of you and the other friends in the neighborhood gives me wonderful memories. I can still see the orneriness in his eyes along with the twinkle found there. I’m so sad but thankful! For the memories. Lovingly. Sue mearns

Leave your condolences:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*