Gregory Jean Thompson, 79, of Marshall, entered into God's kingdom Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall, with Fr. Kevin Gormley officiating. Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church with visitation following from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church or Fitzgibbon Cancer Center. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Jan. 29, 1930, in Shackelford, he was the son of the late James Raymond Thompson and Laura L. Schiebrel Thompson. On Sept. 24, 1949, he married Mary Ellen Barnes, who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline County his entire life, farmed for many years and did construction work as his trade. He ran Thompson Builders, Marshall Ready Mix, Goodyear and 4T Truck Stop until disabled by a stroke in 1989. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.
Additional survivors include 12 children, Paula South and her husband, John, of Blue Springs, Dr. Gregory E. Thompson and his wife, Cindy, of Humansville, Raymond A. Thompson and his wife, Nancy, of Marshall, Timothy A. Thompson and his wife, Debbie, of Marshall, Marie Dominquez and her husband, Dave, of Reedsville, N.C., F. Damien Thompson and his wife, Carol, of Marshall, Laura L. Vollmer and her husband, Robert, of Boonville, Mary T. Arnold and her husband, Morgan, of Bunceton, Dr. Paul V. Thompson and his wife, Kimberly, of Marshall, David D. Thompson of the home, James J. Thompson and his wife, Susie, of Marshall and Rita A. Thompson of Marshall; 40 grandchildren; five foster grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Michael Raymond Thompson and wife, Helen, of York, Pa., and David Thompson and his wife, Mary Frances, of North Kansas City; two sisters, Cecilia Ryan of Kansas City and Sr. Mary Paula OSB of Clyde; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Eugene Thompson; two sisters, Rita Frances Thompson and Virginia Joan Flynn; one grandson, John Christopher South; and one great-grandchild, Jude Perkins.
Additional information provided per family recompense.