Gary Lee Thompson Sr.

August 2, 1942 ~ December 21, 2022 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Gary Thompson Sr. Obituary

Gary L. Thompson Sr., 80 of Zanesville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on December 21, 2022, at Genesis Hospital.

He was born on August 2, 1942, in Delaware, Ohio, son of the late Archie Lee Thompson and Ida Lucille (Gant) Thompson. He was the oldest of 7 children. On September 13, 1965, he married the love of his life, Marlene (Smith) Thompson and have been happily married for 56 years. Gary was a veteran, serving as an MP in the Army. He later worked for Pepsi Cola for 23 years and Cintas for 18 years, where he retired. In his spare time, he loved to go camping and fishing. Above all, he loved his family more than anything.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene (Smith) Thompson; 3 sons, Gary (Ruby) Thompson, Larry (Brenda) Thompson, Troy (Julie) Thompson; 7 grandkids, Jennifer (Shane), Larry Jr. (Amber), Rusty (Shanan), Gary (Ariana), Zach, Amber (Kevin), Kayla; 10 great-grandkids, MaCaila, TaKara, Carter, Emerson, Callen, Amara, Elijah, Blake, Archie, Ezra; sister, Kay (Bob) Walker, Phyllis Smith; brother, Larry Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Carol Thompson, Joyce Thompson; brother, Edwin Thompson; and daughter-in-law, Heather Graves.  

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday December 28, 2022, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home. Services will be held on Wednesday December 28, 2022, at 2:00 PM at DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home with Rev. Darren Tolbert officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army in conjunction with VFW George Selsam Post 1058.

DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home is assisting the Thompson family with arrangements.

To sign the online guestbook please visit   

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gary Lee Thompson Sr., please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Gary Lee Thompson Sr.?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Gary's memory.


December 28, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home

Funeral Service
December 28, 2022

2:00 PM
DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home


© 2023 DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility