JOHN E. THOMPSON 71 HARDINVILLE, ILLINOIS
VISITATION: 6 – 8 P.M. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE
FUNERAL: 10:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2003 PULLIAM FUNERAL HOME – OBLONG
MEMORIAL: HARDINVILLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Envelopes at or may be mailed
to the funeral home.
John E. Thompson 71 Hardinville, Illinois died Sunday, July 6, 2003
at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. John was born on
July 2, 1932 in Crawford County, Illinois and was the son of Linza "Bill" & Mary
Thompson. On December 1, 1951, John married Barbara (Immel) in Oblong,
Illinois. John retired from Marathon Oil Company in 1986 from the Maintenance
After retirement, John started his own mowing service and cut wood
in the winter. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict
as a Supply
Sergeant. John was a member of the Hardinville Christian Church where
he was very active in several capacities.
He was a Charter Broad Member of the Sandia Chico Christian Mission
in Mexico where he served for several years and a former School Broad Member
of the New Hebron Christian School. John's hobbies included hunting, fishing,
mowing and cutting wood. John never met a stranger. He was a graduate from
Oblong High School Class of 1950.
Surviving John is his wife Barbara; two sons and daughter-in-law Robert & Ginny
Anne Thompson and John "Sparky" Thompson; three grandchildren Nicole
Frances Thompson, Robert Everett Thompson & Daniel Jesse Thompson; one
sister and brother-in-law Mary Alice & Jim Ferguson; one niece and one
nephew. His parents precede John in death.
Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois with Flag Presentation
and Taps by the Oblong American Legion Post #219.