James Eugene Thompson, 82, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Mansfield on September 12, 1936, to the late Keith E. and Virginia (Garr) Thompson.
James graduated with a master's in education from Northwestern University and went on to teach and coach at Parma Senior High School, Case Western and John Carroll Universities.
He is survived by his son, James (Maria) Thompson; daughter, Wendy Ross; grandchildren, Hannah Thompson and Daniel and Christopher Ross; along with many friends and his beloved dog, Sam.
James was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eleanor "Tootsie" Thompson (whom he met in elementary school and they went on to become high school sweethearts); son, Greggory Allen Thompson and his parents.
A private service and burial for the family is planned.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.waitefuneralhome.com