George F. Thompson, of Dover, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, in Kent General Hospital. He was 95.
George was born December 21, 1923, in Philadelphia, PA. to the late, Frank & Rose(Fisher) Thompson. He served proudly in the United States Air Force for over 21 years, before retiring with the rank of Tech Sergeant. His career in the military spanned 3 wars, WW II, Korea, and Vietnam, where he earned several commendations including the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal ; as well as several other awards and ribbons including the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon.
After retiring from the military, George continued on to another career, this one in civil service, working in the Commissary on Dover Air Force Base for over 20 years.
He was a person who would do anything for anyone, and was always willing to donate his time and money to the local food banks in the area.
George was a family man, who enjoyed spending time with his family, and also an avid sports fan, rooting on his hometown Phillies & Eagles.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shizuko, a brother, Leonard Thompson, and a sister, Lorraine McSweeney.
George is survived by his 3 children, Michael Thompson & wife, Cynthia; of Luray, Virginia; Phillip Thompson & wife, Connie, of Dover; and Thomas Thompson & wife, Elisa, of Luray, Virginia; 8 grandchildren, Stephanie Smith, Elizabeth Drake, Michael Thompson, II, Amanda Dofflemyer, Lauren Thompson, Brandi Thompson, Caroline Thompson, and Marissa Thompson; 14 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Burial with Full Military Honors will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any local food bank in your area. Condolences may be sent via: www.pippinfuneralhome.com.