Thompson, Ronol Gene

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Ronol Gene Thompson, 80 of Elliston, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ora W. and Nena Scaggs Thompson; a daughter, Carolyn Thompson; and a sister, Emilene Duncan.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Helen Yates Thompson; children, Don and Susan Lambert of Marion, VA, and Gary Lambert of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Rusty and Veronica Lambert; step-granddaughter, McKenzie Gates and husband Justin; great-grandchildren, Hunter Lambert, Kevan Lambert, Alexander Gates, and Kingston Gates; 1 brother, Bobby; 6 sisters, Judy, Mary Francis, Glada, Phyllis, Nancy, and Doris; special friends, Donna and John Conner; cat, Dolly; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Ronol was a railroad signal maintenance operator with both N & S and N & W, having worked there for 38 years. He was a life member of the Radford VFW and enjoyed working his farm.

The memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, with military honors being provided by the Radford VFW. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Lung Association, 9702 Gayton Road, #110 Richmond, VA 23238.