John Thompson

John Thompson

Saturday, November 24th, 1951 - Friday, August 21st, 2020
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Oscar J. “John” Thompson, 68, of Hollister, passed from this life on Friday, August 21, 2020 at UF Health Shands in Gainesville following a brief illness. Born in East Palatka to John Calvin Thompson and Dollie Davis Thompson, he was a 1969 graduate of Palatka High School. John had worked several jobs over the years including with the Jacksonville Shipyards and at Desco Marine. He had also worked in residential construction as a project manager, supervisor and his last position as an estimator. In his spare time, John enjoyed fishing and shooting (target practice).
John is survived by his fiancé, Barbara Brightwell of Hollister, a daughter, Christel Thompson of Boston, MA, a brother, Donald Thompson (Linda) of Hollister, his extended family, Brian Brightwell, Alex Brightwell (Kristina), Haven Brightwell and Alexis and Aiden Gavin.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Oak Hill West Cemetery with Pastor Pete Wilkinson officiating. No visitation is scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 188, Hollister, FL 32147.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at John’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 11:00am
    Oak Hill West Cemetery
    S. Palm Ave
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Pastor Pete Wilkinson
  • Interment

    Oak Hill West Cemetery
    S. Palm Ave
    PALATKA, FL 32177
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 09:06am
Thinking of you. Peace, prayers and blessings.
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Paul Baker

Posted at 07:08pm
OJ and I first met at DESCO Marine in 1976. We worked again at Jacksonville shipyards in 1980. Through out the years we keep in touch. I will miss our conversations about various topics. RIP John, we will met again. Love you, PB.

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