Ben F. Thompson, 98, passed away Nov. 6, 2010.

Born Jan. 17, 1912, in Wheeling, he was the son of George and Estella (Grubb) Thompson.

He was a 1930 graduate of Mt. Olympus High School. He was a military veteran.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews; a stepson; stepdaughter; and a special friend, Bina Salas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; eight brothers; his first wife, Marie; and second wife, Loraine.

A memorial service will take place Nov. 21, 2010 in Oceanside, Calif.