Eugene R. Thompson Jr.

Nov. 6, 1962 – Oct. 22, 2021

Eugene R. Thompson Jr., 58, Antis Township, died unexpectedly Friday evening at UPMC Altoona emergency department. He was born in Altoona, a son of Sophia (Glashauser) Delozier and the late Eugene R. Thompson Sr.

On July 25, 1987, he married LaRae A. Barr in Altoona.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Jason E.; three daughters: Jacinda M. (Brandon R.) Boone, Stephanie M. (Jack) Wilkes and Melissa K. Thompson; three grandchildren: Holland, Alex and Brian; his mother; three brothers: Steve, Ray and John Thompson; three sisters: Antoinette Ferguson, Amy Wion and Debbie; and his beloved Boxer dog, Izzy.

Eugene was employed as a truck driver at High Country Motors, Loretto, and was formerly employed as a heavy-duty wrecker operator at Allegheny Trucks Inc., Altoona.

He was a member of Newburg Volunteer Fire Department, where he formerly served as fire chief/firefighter. He was a social member of Bellwood F.O.E and American Legion.

Eugene’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

He loved being an active beekeeper and also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Carol Gathagan officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery, Logan Township.