James A. “Fozz” Thompson

James A. “Fozz” Thompson, 38, departed this earthly life, peacefully at home on April 27, 2017 surrounded by family.

Jamie was born on June 2, 1978 to Rocky Thompson and Lesa James Lemley. He was a 1996 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. Jamie was active in Madrigals, Choir and JCL Club. He also attended the University of Rio Grande where he was a member of the Masterworks Grand Chorale and OSU. Jamie married his soulmate and best friend Beckie Ellis on October 30, 2009.

In addition to his wife, Beckie, he is survived by his precious son, Hunter A. Thompson; his father, Rocky (Kim) Thompson of Cincinnati; his mother, Lesa (Bill) Lemley of Gallipolis; sister, Chelsea (Jeff) Mayse of Columbus; grandparents, Don and Nancy James of Gallipolis; his father and mother-in-law, Ronnie and Debbie Ellis of Bidwell; nephews and niece, CJ, Dalton, Abby and Tucker Mayse; aunts and uncles, Mike and Linda Fraley, David and Kathy Hineman and Tim Scarberry; cousins, Brad (Dreama) Clay, Tim (Tiffany) Scarberry, Michael Hineman and Caleb Supple. He is also survived by a host of loving family and friends and his beloved golden retriever Dolly, who never left his side.

James was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Ralph Thompson and Loredith (Homer) Lowe, an aunt Millie Scarberry and cousin Jaimie Lynn Supple.

Services will be 1 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Heath Jenkins and Pastor Jack Berry officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerrad Riggs, Brad Clay, Tim Scarberry, Allen Barcus, Allen Enyart, Michael Hineman, Jeff Mayse, David Houck, Aaron Salisbury, Jack Hunt, and Keith Hawley.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jamie’s memory to the Ohio Valley Bank for an account set up for Jamie’s son, Hunter Thompson.

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