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Dwight O. Thompson, 79, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was raised in Laings, Ohio. Dwight lived in Hammonton, New Jersey for 50 years. He was a teacher and coach at Shawnee High School in the Lenape School District for 31 years and also taught Driver’s Ed. After his retirement in 1998, he drove charter tours for Motor Coach Industries. He was a member of Pitman Road Church of Christ and the longest serving elder, serving 25 years.

Dwight is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Lea (Northcut) Thompson; children, Todd Dwight (Jeannie) Thompson and Jana Lea (Ronnie) Ritchie; eight grandchildren; and sister, Ramona (Ken) Noland. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Marie Thompson, and sister LaVonne Ransom.

Friends greeted the family from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday, April 5 and 9 - 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Pitman Road Church of Christ, 500 Pitman Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080. Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Those desiring may make contributions to the Pitman Road Church of Christ and Harding University, 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, AR 72149. Memories may be shared at:

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9 at The West Union Church of Christ Cemetery, with Donald Thompson officiating.

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