Gayle R. Thompson, 71 of Cabot passed away on December 4, 2021 at the Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born May 20, 1950 in Grove City, PA, he was the son of the late Dean Thompson and Hazel Early Thompson.
He was a graduate of Grove City High School. He worked for Pullman Standard. Gayle retired from Oberg Industries. He loved fishing, camping, hunting, scratch off lottery tickets, watching Gunsmoke and watching Pittsburgh sports teams on TV. Gayle loved spending time with his grandchildren. Gayle was the most loving and caring person who will be deeply missed.
Surviving are his loving daughters, Crystal (Lyle) Sterner of East Brady, Kelly Jo (Steven) Hahn of Cabot, and Gail Ann (Timothy Paul) Parker of Butler, 7 grandchildren who lovingly called him Papa, Alexander McCandless, Elizabeth Neff, Jessica Neff, Noah Thompson Hahn, Alleysa Parker, Jacob Parker, and Joshua Parker, step grandchildren, Dominique Sterner, Krysta Sterner and Lyle Sterner, Jr., great granddaughter, Allyson Codispot, his siblings who affectionately called him Bubby, David (Mary) Thompson of Grove City, Margaret "Peggy" (Steve) Adams of Sharon, Dawn (Mark) Grace of Barkeyville, Karen (Paul) Shoop of Grove City, and Susan (Kenneth) Crispen of Rimersburg, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Deborah A. Thompson, brother, Larry Thompson and infant brother, Dean Thompson, Jr.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 4:30 - 6 pm at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc., 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg.
Services will follow at 6 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Autism Speaks.