Nellis E. Thompson 1919-2013

HOWLAND – Nellis E. “Red” Thompson, 93, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Northside Medical Center in Youngstown.

Red was born July 9, 1919, in Warren, the son of the late Roy and Edith Ballinger Thompson.

He retired from Control Transformer, Division of Ajax Manufacturing, as chief engineer, and formerly worked at Standard Transformer.

He was a 1937 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, and a member of Howland Community Church.

Red served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, and he was a member of Carroll F. Clapp Masonic Lodge and Valley of Youngstown Scottish Rite.

He enjoyed antique automobiles, bowling, and the Cleveland Indians, and also was part-owner with his son, Rick, of the Boardman A&W family restaurant.

Memories of Red will be carried on by his son, Richard (Vicki) Thompson of Boardman; granddaughters, Stacey L. (Cameron) Pease of Middletown and Suzy (Rob) Maddock of Carrollton, Va.; and great-grandchildren, Makaly and Coryn Pease and Jacob and Tyler Maddock.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Thompson, whom he married Oct. 1, 1940, and who passed away on Jan. 26, 2005; and one brother.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Monday at McFarland & Son Funeral Home. The Carroll F. Clapp Lodge 655 will conduct a Masonic Service at 7:45 p.m. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McFarland and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Ash Welch officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland & Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co., 271 N. Park Avenue, Warren, 44481, 330-393-9621.

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