Roger G. Thompson

Roger G. Thompson, 88, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at 9:40 p.m. at his home, surrounded by family.

Mr. Thompson attended Lancaster High School. He was a lifetime Lancaster Township farmer and also an agent and crop adjuster for Thompson Insurance in Huntington County, working with Rain and Hail Insurance Services. He was a lifetime member of Indiana Farm Bureau, where he also served as a board member. He worked as the jailer for the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department for 10 years and co-owned R&D Hobby Shop with his wife out of their home. He was a charter member of Majenica Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and Cornerstone Alliance Church in Roanoke, having served as an elder in both churches for many years.

He was born on July 23, 1932 in Huntington, to Glen A. and Ruth E. Gesaman Thompson. He married Doris Wells on Aug. 2, 1949, in Mt. Etna. She survives in Huntington.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Venus (Dennis) Hay, of Huntington, Debora (Frank) Barth, of Lagro, and Pamela (Dana) Pegg, of Marion; a son, Gary (Mary) Thompson, of Huntington; 10 grandchildren, Heather Tinsman, of Lagro, Dan Barth, of Peru, Joe Thompson, of Huntington, Phil Thompson, of Valdosta, GA, Kevin Thompson, of Columbia City, Jessica Brewer, of Huntington, Sarah Hofstetter, of Indianapolis, Aaron Pegg, of Gaylord, MI, Laura West, of Charleston, SC, and Rachel Jones of Las Vegas, NV; 20 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Jones, and a grandson, Chris Pegg.

Calling will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Alliance Church, 5833E -900N, Roanoke.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Alliance Church with Rev. Darrell Weigelt and Dennis Hay officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington County. Bailey-Love Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Alliance Church, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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