Paul "Bub" Bernard Thompson, Jr.
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     Paul “Bub” Bernard Thompson, Jr., 72, of Craigsville,
WV won his race to join the love of his life in their
heavenly home on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  He
peacefully departed in CAMC Memorial with his son,
Paul; his daughter, Crystal, and his grandson, Bryar by
his side.  
     Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; his
parents, Paul and Ruby Knight Thompson; and his sister,
Shirley Wine.
     Paul married his soul mate on March 2, 1968.  Nancy
departed their earthly life on August 22, 2016, and Paul
looked forward to joining her every day after.  In his life
Paul served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and was
a proud member of the United Mine Workers of America,
Local 1466.  He was a loyal son, a loving brother, a doting
husband, a devoted dad, and an exceptional pappaw.
     Paul’s greatest treasures in life were his wife, his
children, and his grandchildren.  Although Paul enjoyed
many things:  fast cars, camping, being a mechanic, an
electrician, and coal mining, nothing brought him greater
joy than watching his grandchildren excel in academics,
fine arts, and athletics.  He loved having get-togethers,
picnics, and visiting with everyone.  He was known for his
kind and generous personality, and his willingness to
help anyone.  The world is a sadder place without him.  
The lives that he touched will never be the same.  His
family and friends find comfort in knowing that he is
reunited with his one true love.  
     Paul is survived by his daughter, Lynda (Ron) Gates
of Plano, TX; his son, Paul “Bud” (Susan) Thompson, III
of Summersville; his daughter, Crystal (Joseph) Spencer
of Craigsville; and grandchildren Brittany, Lance,
Stephen, and Josey Gates of Plano, TX; Alexandria
“Lexie” and Isabella Thompson of Summerville, Bryar and
Brayden Spencer of Craigsville; and his siblings Karen
(Richard) Ramsey of Craigsville, John Thompson of
Craigsville, and special brothers-in-law, William (Myra)
Russell of Madison, OH; Daniel (Treca) Russell of
Craigsville, John (Barbara) Russell of Madison, OH, and
Kenith (Pam) Russell of Mt. Lookout; and his nieces and
nephews too numerous to list.
     Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.
on Monday, October 19, 2020 in the Russell Cemetery at
Craigsville with Dr. Jay Cook officiating.  Interment will
follow under the direction of the White Funeral Home at
  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from
11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with COVID 19 restrictions
   Condolences may be sent to the family at www.