THOMPSON, Wilbur C. (Bill)

THOMPSON, Wilbur C. (Bill), of Akron died on Sunday March 10, 2013

Wilbur was the son of the late Paul and Dortha Thompson. He was employed for 43 1/2 years with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Born in Akron, Wilbur moved to Barnesville, Ohio, with his parents during the depression. He attended Barnesville High School and was a proud member of the “Depression Kids” class of 1941.

Wilbur was preceded in death by his wonderful wife of 52 years, Macel (Watson of New Philadelphia, Ohio); he is survived by sons, Paul (Barbara), Craig (Nancy) and their children, Emmitt and Natalie; daughter, Laura Ladwig and her daughter, Sydney Ladwig.

He was proud of his 43 1/2 years with Goodyear, and after spending grade school years in Akron, Wilbur was very proud he got to Barnesville High School. Upon graduation, he served for 3 1/2 years as a member of the Air Corp. in World War II.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St, Barnesville, OH with Rev. Tom Detling officiating.

Burial at Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville, Ohio.