Jack I. Thompson, 73

PHOENIX, NY – Jack  I. Thompson, 73, of Phoenix, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday October 1, 2012.

He was born in Phoenix to his late parents, Anne F. (Egan) and George B. Thompson on September 24, 1939.

He was a  USAF veteran from 1957-1961.

Jack  I. Thompson
Jack I. Thompson

A professional truck driver, he drove for Marsellus Casket Co. for 15 years.

Prior employment included a snowplow driver for the town of Schroeppel Highway Department.

Jack served as a captain and held the office of president for the Phoenix Fire Department.

He enjoyed more than 52 years of loyal service to his community.

He was a social member of VFW Post 5540, Phoenix;  a member of the Syracuse Hog Chapter; the Star Motorcylcle Club; and the Upstate Cruise Motorcycle Club.

Jack was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Karen (Fryer) Thompson, on February 8, 2003; his son, Shaun I. Thompson, in 1999; and his brother, Gerald R. Thompson in 2005.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Dean E. and Andria Thompson of Clay; another daughter-in-law, Diane Thompson of Central Square; four grandchildren, Kyle, Allyson, Chad and Brandon; a sister, Kathy Thompson Watson of Charleston, SC; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday October 13, at 3 p.m. in the Phoenix Fire Station, 457 Main St., Phoenix, 13135.

Burial with firefighter and military honors to follow in the Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St.

Calling hours will be held in the fire station the same day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Contributions to: Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY  13126, in Jack’s memory.

Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, has charge of arrangements.