Vincent Monroe Thompson
88, of Mt. Savage, MD passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, with his loving wife by his side at Frostburg Village Nursing Home.
Born November 7, 1925 in Cumberland, MD. Mr. Thompson was the son of the late Raymond and Ethelyne (Dodd) Thompson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ethelyne Seward and a brother, Bud Thompson.
He was a US Army Air Corps, veteran of WWII and retired as a teletype repairman for C & P Telephone Company.
Vince had many interests, he loved doing things for the town of Mt. Savage. In his younger years you could find him on his lawnmower cutting grass in the town and clearing areas to be cut. Vince and his wife loved to travel and visited all 50 states and 18 foreign countries. They were also antique collectors where you could find them at flea markets, auctions, and antique shows. Their favorite past time in later years was taking drives through the country side.
Vince was a member of the Mt. Savage Methodist Church, Mason Dixon Lions Club where he had served as president, Allegany County and Mt. Savage Historical Society during which he had a train display in the Mt. Savage Bank for the benefit of the Mt. Savage Historical Society. He was instrumental in clearing the Lions Parklet while planting and caring for the flowers for many years. Mr. Thompson had membership in the Telephone Pioneers, and past master of Kemp Lodge #154 AF & AM in Mt. Savage, member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry where he had served as worshipful master, Ali Ghan Shrine where he held membership in the Ali Ghan Shrine Band playing the trumpet, and belonged to the Past Master Unit, as well as a member of the Mt. Savage Hall of Honor.
Surviving is his loving wife of 43 years, Wilma (Hook) Thompson; two sons, Vincent M. Thompson and wife Tonia of Charlestown, WV, John Edward Thompson and his companion Betty of Martinsburg, WV; two grandsons; a niece and nephew, Sharon and Donald Witt, that he loved like a daughter and son; great niece and nephew, Tucker Witt and Julie Jones and husband Kevin were also the apple of his eye. The newest member of the family and his namesake, Parker Monroe Jones was the delight of this life; as well as other nieces and nephews.
A Masonic service by Kemp Lodge #154 will be at 8pm, Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Interment will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, MD, with military honors accorded by Old Rail Post 6025.