Juan G. Thompson went home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2022, at the age of 69. He was born to Dorothy M. Thompson on January 26, 1953, in Akron, Ohio. He attended Akron Public Schools and graduated from Buchtel High School in 1971. He joined the United States Army in October 1973. He proudly served his country for many years as an Equipment Operator Mechanic in power Plant Operations. He received a National Defense Service Medal Expert M16 and Honorable discharge.
He was a long-time resident of Akron, Ohio where he was the host of the television program “Straight Talk” for six years. He also produced two Christian television programs “Christ For All Crisis” and “See And Hear Ministries” He became an ordained minister and served as pastor of United Missionary Church and New Bethlehem Baptist Church. He later ministered at various Akron area churches.
He later settled in Atlanta, Georgia and lived a great life with his family, friends, and coworkers. He was a faithful Elder, Associate Pastor and member at High Praise Worship Center where he was fondly known as “Pops”. He loved to travel, spend time with his family and friends. He was a sports fanatic and a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan. He never met a stranger, loved everyone and was always there to lend a helping hand.
He was preceded in death by his Grandfather Robert J. Thompson, Grandmother Hattie R. Thompson, Mother Dorothy M. Thompson, Sister Kelly R. Thompson, Uncles Donald R. Thompson, James R. Thompson and Aunt Sandra L. Thompson.
He was survived by his Daughter Denise L. Thompson, Son Juan G. Thompson II, Sister Trina O. Jones, Granddaughters Ariyahn D. (Tuga) Amberslie and Jariyah Thompson, Grandsons Anton W. Banks II and Jeremiah Thompson, Uncle Clarence G. (Judy) Thompson, Aunt Sylvia Thompson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
Juan will be greatly missed. The family would like to give a special thanks to Annette Powell, Tanya Curtis-Perkins, Theanette Dicky, Florence Espinosa, Paisha Girtmon, Dr. Johnny DiBartolo III and High Praise Worship center for being a stead fast loving support until the very end. In the words of our beloved angel “We love you and it ain’t nothing you can do about it!”