John Malcolm Thompson, 63, of Hopewell, VA, passed away Wednesday July 23, 2008, at his residence.

John was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (Class of 1970), Nuclear Power School, and received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Master's of Business Administration from Temple University. John's career included the Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia and most recently the Defense Supply Center Richmond. John was a member of the National Rifle Association and a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Jordan Thompson; son, John M. Thompson Jr.; daughter, Beth Ann Thompson; and sister, Patricia Ann Pavlenco and her husband, Gregory.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2008, at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 214 N. 6th Ave., Hopewell, VA. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the funeral home. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Families of the Wounded Fund ( or the ALS Association. Condolences may be registered at

Updated: September 13, 2018
Curator: Ed Moore