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Thompson, Larry J. -

Larry J. Thompson

Plainwell - Larry "The Jungle Man" passed away after a short illness with his family by his side. Larry loved life and lived it to its fullest. He was known for years as "The Jungle Man". If you knew Larry, then you know he most likely had a beer in his hand and always one to share. He was ready to "wheel and deal" to "make a buck". He spent many years on the family property at Schnable Lake. He loved to have a good party surrounded by his family and friends. In 1967 Larry married Anna Younger of Comstock. In 1971 they had their only child, Tammy. From the start Tammy was always a daddy's girl. Some years later they divorced yet remained friends until Anna's passing in 2011. Larry was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. After having a daughter and granddaughter, he was extremely excited to have a great-grandson who soon took on the nickname, "Popeye". They spent many days together fishing at the lake and just hanging out. Larry will be missed by many. His kind heart and sense of humor will be hard to live without. Preceding Larry in death are his parents, Viola and Arlend Thompson, brothers Raymond and Eugene and sister Diane East. Larry is survived by his furbabies Brownie and Daisey Mae; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and George Hill of Plainwell; granddaughter Telisha and David Peet of Otsego; great-grandson Joshua Peet; sister Linda and Todd Allen of Battle Creek and good friends Peter and Cooper Dyke of Plainwell. Cremation has taken place. A "shindig" in honor of Larry will take place on the family property next year.

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