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Joseph E Thompson, Sr

  • Birth 21 Nov 1911 Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 13 Jan 1978 Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Matthews, New Madrid County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 44648172

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.
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  • Created by: Graver Gal
  • Added: 21 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44648172
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph E Thompson, Sr (21 Nov 1911–13 Jan 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44648172, citing Matthews Cemetery, Matthews, New Madrid County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Graver Gal (contributor 46890700) .