|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1911|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1978|
St. Clair County
Benton - Joseph E. Thompson was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 66 years old.
He was born Nov. 28, 1911, at Sikeston. On June 9, 1973, he married Mrs. Grace Young of Benton. He had been employed by Himmelburger-Harrison Lumber Co. and Morehouse as a foreman until his retirement in 1974. He later served as police chief of Benton from 1976 to 1977. He was a member of Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810 and the Benton Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving is his wife; son, Joesph E. Thompson Jr; daughters, Mrs. Reba Kilhafner, Mrs. Ruth Downs and Mrs. Carolyn Barnett; stepsons, Leroy Hodgekiss, Charles Hodgekiss and Rick Towery; stepdaughters, Mrs. Patsy Diebold and Mrs. Vicky Starks; and 16 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Matthews Cemetery.
Agnes M Hillis Blankenship (1913 - 2002)
Pamela Jean Thompson (1951 - 1951)*
New Madrid County
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Record added: Nov 21, 2009
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