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Worth Harper Thompson
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Birth: May 30, 1922
Pendleton County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 2012
Grant County
West Virginia, USA

Worth Harper Thompson of Cabins, W. Va., passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, W. Va. He was 90 years old.

Worth was born in Simoda, W. Va. on May 30, 1922. He was the son of the late Emmett Cassidy and Effie Ann (Lambert) Thompson. He resided in the Cuyahoga Falls/Munroe Falls area from 1955 until 1966.

In addition to his parents, he was predeased by son, Weldon Eugene Thompson, and four brothers, Stanley, Don R., E. Rush, and Gene Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joy (Mallow) and two sons, Larry (Arlene) and Worth Jr. (Terri); brother, Jack; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Worth was a graduate of Circleville High School (W. Va.) and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Petersburg, W. Va. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, the Purple Heart of the USA Chapter 579 in Moorefield, W. Va. and the Masonic Lodge #145 F&AM. Worth was in the electrical construction industry for most of his life, starting Thompson Electric, Inc. in 1977 with son Larry. He was a long standing member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). After retirement in 1986 he returned home to West Virginia.

Worth was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the 399th Infantry Regiment of the 100th Infantry Division that participated in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. They spent 163 days in combat as they fought the Germans from St. Remy in the Vosges mountains of France and arrived in Stuttgart, Germany in April, 1945. Their trek involved intense fighting in Heilbronn, Germany where they endured nine days of house to house combat. For meritorious service during his campaign, PFC Thompson was awarded the nation's fourth highest military honor, the Bronze Star. On the 17th of April, 1945, during the Rhineland campaign, Worth received combat related wounds for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Ribbon. He was a qualified expert rifleman with the M-1 and earned the highly respected Combat Infantry Badge.

Worth loved his family very much and especially the children. He lived life to the fullest and was truly an American Hero. He never met a stranger and was never at a loss for words. He will be greatly missed by all of his family, friends and loved ones.

Services were conducted in Petersburg, W. Va., with Pastor James Ash officiating. Burial has taken place at North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton, W. Va., with Military Gravesite service being performed by the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard.

North Fork Memorial Cemetery
Pendleton County
West Virginia, USA
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Record added: Oct 12, 2012
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 Added: Nov. 30, 2012

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