David R. Thompson


Mr. David R. Thompson, 77, a resident of Elkins, passed away Wednesday morning, May 5, 2021, in the Davis Medical Center Emergency Department.

He was born Feb. 7, 1944, at Harrisonburg, Virginia, a son of the late Olie Eldin Thompson and the late Jerelean Vance Mongold.

On Nov. 25, 1967, in Crellin, Maryland, he was married to Nancy Gay Savage, who survives in Elkins. Also surviving is one son, Todd David Thompson and wife, Kelly, of Elkins; and one daughter Shelley Beth Waugh and husband, Mark, of Oakland, Maryland; one brother Herman Lee Thompson and wife, Fay, of Elkins; and two sisters, Johnnie Sue Armentrout and husband, Max, and Sarah L. Martin, all of Elkins. Four grandchildren, Emily Jane Thompson, Mikhaila Paige Missimer, Alyssa Kristen Thompson and Peyton Christopher Missimer; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Pat and John Collins, William Jr. and Phyllis Savage, Jean Harman, Jim and Janelle Savage, Carole Miller, Lois and Dean Christopher and Pat Armentrout; nieces and nephews, Sheree Burlas, Rich and Tammie Thompson, Kris and David Wilmoth, Steve and Paula Armentrout, Melisa and Bill McCollam, Abbey Martin, Chris and Laurie Mongold, John and Cecilia Collins, Tammy Ord, Mark and Tammy Savage, Scott and Belinda Savage, Greg and Allison Savage, Wendy and Jim Campbell, Cindy Harman, Brian and Virginia Savage, Darcie and Jamie Scott, Tony and Kelley Miller, Chad and Julie Miller, Steven and April Christopher, Tracy and Kelli Christopher and several great nieces and nephews also survive.

Also preceding him in death was his step-father, Calvin G. Mongold, step-brother, David E. Mongold, mother- and father-in-law, William and Erma Savage; brothers-in-law, William Miller and Blair Harman; a niece, Cheryl Harman; and nephews, Michael and Markel Miller.

Dave attended the schools of Pendleton and Randolph counties.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Army. He was employed for many years as a Mill Foreman for Mongold Lumber Company as well as a heavy equipment operator for Poe Run Logging Company prior to his retirement.

Dave was a member of the Elkins Church of the Brethren.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 8, 2021, at the Elkins Church of the Brethren. A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday from the church with Pastor Mark Teets and Rev. Dennis McCoy officiating.

Masks and social distancing will be required for those attending the service. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman where presentation of the American Flag will be made by members of the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard Program.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkins Church of the Brethren, c/o Lucinda Barrick, PO Box 1221, Elkins, WV 26241 in memory of Mr. Thompson.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. David R. Thompson.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.