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Earl "Bud" Thompson

September 28, 1952 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 69)

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Earl “Bud” Thompson, 69 of Grove City, passed away peacefully July 30, 2022 at home.

Bud was born on September 28, 1952 in Mercer.  He was the son of late Earl E. Thompson and Esther L. (Seidle) Green. 

Bud graduated from Sharpsville High School.  He was married to Bonnie Croy on December 6, 1980, together the couple had three children.  Bud worked for Reznor as a material handler in manufacturing and also for Sharon Steel.

Bud loved to be riding his Harley!  He was an avid Steelers fan and looked forward to March Madness.  He was happiest when his family was together.  He and Bonnie celebrated 42 years of marriage together.  One of Bud’s greatest accomplishments was being sober for 30 plus years through AA.  He was happy to help anyone needing to start their journey of sobriety or to help stay on track. 

Loved ones to cherish Bud’s memory is his wife Bonnie L. Thompson of Grove City, his children Apryl M. (Jason) Miller of Charlotte NC, Bud (Kristen) Thompson of Herman and Crystal L. Thompson of Grove City.  Bud’s sisters Jayne L. Brady of Fredericktown, PA and Mary L. “Dolly” (Matt) Heim of Greenville; Bud’s brother David C. (Pat) Thompson of Greenville.   Bud’s grandchildren who brought him great joy; Waylon Thomas Hawke of Grove City, Nadia Violet Miller of Charlotte NC,  Francesca Louise Thompson of Herman and Bud’s newest grandson to make his arrival on Bud’s 70th birthday, baby boy Miller.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents his siblings Edward R. Thompson and Fay E. Young.

Family will welcome friends and family at the Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home, 109 Emlenton Street, Clintonville on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m.  Funeral services will take place at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. after visitation.  Burial will take place at the Clintonville Methodist Cemetery. 

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August 2, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home
109 Emlenton St
Clintonville, PA 16372

Funeral Service
August 2, 2022

6:00 PM
Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home
109 Emlenton St
Clintonville, PA 16372

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