Jonathan Paul Obadiah Thompson (known to family as Jay) age 40 of Indianapolis, formerly of Carmel, passed away Tuesday November 9, 2021. He was born at St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, November 21, 1980, son of Jonathan and Brenda (Tackett) Thompson.
Jay received his GED at the age of 17. At Sani Bright, where he was employed for more than 10 years, Jay attended many educational functions. He was a Master Rug Cleaner thru the Master Rug Cleaner program in Dallas, TX, and a Journeyman Textile Specialist with the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification).
Jay was a charming personality with a big heart. He was known for his caring attitude, big hugs, and joking around in attempt to make you crack a smile. He loved people and helping them solve problems. He loved his family and especially his children.
He loved art and dappled in painting.
Some great memories: When he was in kindergarten, his class was given a sheet of paper and instructed to fold it in eighths. The teacher then told them to draw 5 green apples in the top left corner. He piped up and said "and color 3 of them red. His teacher said, "class I didn't say that." When she graded the papers, she had to mark half the papers wrong because they had followed Jay’s suggestion.
When he was out with his family and called his sister by name, if she didn't respond, he would call out her high school nickname to get her attention.
When Jay was about 15 years of age, he gave his mother a bear hug and cracked a few of her ribs. After that every time he hugged her, he would ask if He cracked any ribs, if the answer was no, he would say I guess I need to hug you a little harder.
Jay was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Geraldine Warner; grandfather, Harold Tackett Sr.; paternal grandfather, Floyd Thompson; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Thompson Griffin and grandfather, Francis Griffin.
Survivors include his parents, Jon and Brenda Thompson; children, Aiden Parker Owen Thompson and Cora Grace Thompson; sister, Marsha (Joe) Mahla; special friend, Carley Schmitz and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He will be deeply missed by his family, many friends, co-workers, and customers.
Family and friends will gather Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:30 pm in the Iglesia Amistad Cristiana Church, formerly Carmel Wesleyan, 761 N. Rangeline Road, Carmel, with the Memorial Service beginning at 2:30 pm in the church.
Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.
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