Service Date: September 9, 2017
Michael L. “Mike” Thomson, 66, of Sweeneysburg community, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Bower’s Hospice House surrounded by his family.
Mike was born in Beckley, WV to Hugh and Margaret Teel Thomson on November 11, 1950. He was a graduate of WWHS class of 1968. After graduation he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Big Spring, TX and in Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany. On December 13, 1969, he married Nancy O’Dell. After his service to his country he returned to southern WV and worked for both G.C. Murphy Co. and Super S department stores. In 1986, he went to work for American Electric Power Company where he retired after 26 years of service. Mike was a founding member of the Welch Volunteer Fire Department and served for many years. Mike was a member of United Methodist Temple, were he served as an usher most Sundays. He was also a member of United Methodist Men.
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his mother in law, Nada O’Dell, and nephews Michael and James Thomson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Nancy of Sweeneysburg. He is also survived by daughter Alison Suptic and husband John of Sweeneysburg and daughter Jennifer Thomson of the home. Also surviving is his brother Charles Thomson and wife Natalie of West Columbia, South Carolina and sister Sara Harrell and husband Stanley of Beckley, WV. His father in law, Ronald O’Dell and brother in law Ronald O’Dell II also survive. Mike also leaves behind a large extended family that includes nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends he considered family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the United Methodist Temple in Beckley with Rev. Steven Hamrick officiating. The viewing will be from 6 pm to 8pm on Friday, September 8, 2017 in the church sanctuary. Burial will be at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be friends and family, Charles Thomson, Les Mullins, Rob File, Rick Grey, Ralph Smith, Dan Doman, Doug Bonifacio, and Michael Sweeney.
The family suggests that donations of sympathy can be made to United Methodist Temple, 201 Templeview Drive Beckley, WV 25801 or Bowers Hospice House c/o Hospice of Southern WV 454 Cranberry Drive Beckley, WV 25801.