Born April 27, 1950, in Kennett, son of the late Leo and Alberta Cox Thompson, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the National Guard. He was a factory supervisor for Enersys of Warrensburg and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Kevin Thompson and wife, Cari, of Holts Summit, Mo.; two sisters, Vivian Denham and husband, Sidney, and Katie Thompson, all of Kennett; three grandchildren, Jordan, Sadie and Alaina Thompson, all of Holts Summit, and a special friend, Carla Helmig, of Warrensburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Rodgers Thompson, and one sister, Sadie Pittman.
Visitation will be from noon to service time, Saturday, Sept. 12, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Willie H. Johnson, Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.