John “Johnny” William Calvin Thompson, 63, was born to John and Eleanor Foulk Thompson on December 12, 1959, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. He passed away on August 25, 2023, at his home in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Johnny is preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law, Katia Elmore. He is survived by his wife, Mary Thompson; sons, Matthew Thompson and David Angle and his husband, Matthew Hutchinson; daughters, Michelle Thompson and her husband, Nathan Bird and Katherine Angle; grandchildren, Alexi Harkness, Madison Harkness, Emma Bird, Easton Christensen, and Wyatt Angle; brothers, Rey Thompson, and wife Maritas and Joshua Scott and wife, Kristin; sisters, Kim Cartwright and her husband, Gary and Jan Werner and her husband, Mike, Shiloh Thompson and husband, Duane Benkowski, and Shannon Colvin and husband, Chris; and sister-in-law, Pearly Green and her husband, Eddy.
At the age of 23, Johnny joined the United States Air Force in Richmond, Virginia. For 22 years he proudly served his country until his retirement as Master Sergeant at Barksdale Airforce Base. Throughout his time of service, Johnny was an Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance specialist and eventually a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance specialist. He worked on various aircraft including B-52s, fighters, strike-fighters, and attack planes. During his stint, he earned many decorations and medals including an Airforce Achievement Medal, Airforce Commendation Medal, National Defense Service medal with 1 bronze star, and an Outstanding Unit award with 8 Oak leaf clusters, to name a few.
Once Johnny left the military, he developed his relationship with the Lord and became an ordained minister through the World Christianship Ministries, gaining the title, Reverend. He met his loving wife, Mary Virginia Elmore and they married on May 28, 2005. He eventually retired after working for Chenega as a Waste Supervisor. It was at this point that Johnny and his wife were able to start really enjoying their time together. They loved going on cruises and had become silver members from all the Carnival Cruises they went on. Johnny also enjoyed watching football and was a big Pittsburg Steelers fan. He will be remembered most for the way he was always joking around and loved making people laugh. He will be missed by all who know him.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Bristol Hospice, especially Amber, Chenita, and LaTisha. They would also like to give a very heartfelt thank you to his sitter, Chris. The family is so grateful to everyone who has been there for them during this difficult time. All your thoughts and prayers have been greatly appreciated.