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John D. Thompson

John D. Thompson

John D. “Johnny” Thompson, 73, of Urbanna, formerly of Richmond, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013.  Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, was a carpenter by trade, and retired from the Army National Guard. He was a 50-year member of Northside Lodge #252 AF&AM, and coached baseball and football for youth for many years. He enjoyed being at the Rivah, was an excellent craftsman and always willing to help others.

He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 30 years, Betty C. Thompson; sons, Jay Thompson, Jeff Thompson and Charles Mitchell; daughters, Debbie Betzares and Janet Tyler; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; two brothers, David and Jessie Thompson; caring and devoted friend, Henry Pondon; and loving pet, Sophie.

A graveside service was held December 4 in Washington Memorial Park, Sandston. Online condolences may be registered at

posted 12.05.2013

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