ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Lawrence E. Thompson, 81, of St Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Saco Maine, passed away Oct. 7, 2017.

He was the son of the late Milton and Olive Thompson. Larry graduated from Thornton Academy, Class of 1954.  He served three years in the Navy and retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard after 31 years. 

He was a member of Amvets Post 8 and American Legion Post 14 in St Petersburg.

Survivors include wife Janice; sons Eugene and Michael; daughter Lisa; stepson Robert Morse; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Clinton.