OBITUARY

Kenneth Robert Thompson

September 23, 1941January 21, 2013
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Kenneth R. Thompson, aged 71, passed away at his home in Wyoming, Michigan, on Monday, January 21, 2013. Ken grew up on the northeast side of Grand Rapids, in the Creston neighborhood, one of twelve children to Willis and Helen Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant daughter, Amanda Thompson, six siblings including his brothers; Ralph, Virgil, George, Leonard, Richard, and his sister, Helen Hicks. Ken is survived by his son, Garry (Kathleen) Thompson, daughter, Tammy Lee (Mike) Smalley, and grandchildren; Lena, Jessica, Megan, Cory, Autumn, and Chandler. Also surviving are his brother, Donald Thompson, and sisters; Rose Pellerito, Joyce Thompson, Patricia Spack and Valerie Brooks. In 1966, Ken moved to Wyoming, Michigan, where he spent the rest of his life. He worked for General Motors, Burlingame plant, as a set-up and maintenance mechanic, until his retirement in 1998. He was an avid car lover and enjoyed restoring muscle cars. Funeral services for Ken will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Reyers North Valley Chapel. You may greet his family for visitation 4:30 until the time of service. For those who wish, please consider a memorial contribution to Faith Hospice, in memory of Kenneth R. Thompson.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Kenneth Robert Thompson

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Brian & Judi (Thompson) Roberts

January 27, 2013

Just found out and so sorry to hear. Uncle Ken and I had many a talk over the years. He was a good guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, Uncle Ken. Rest in peace.

Darcy Meseke

January 24, 2013

My condolences to the family. I was Kenny's friend and became his care provider for the last year along with "Moody". We spent a lot of time together, I miss him so much already! I believe God put us in each others lives as I needed him as much as he needed me. He loved to reminisce about his Mom, and brothers and sisters "the good ole days" of growing up.I loved listening to his stories.Kenny taught me to slow down & breath....he would always say "slow down, take a break!" I will miss him greatly and remember him always! Rest In Peace Kenny~ No more pain....Gone, but never forgotten! I'll love ya always buddy!

Lois Thompson-Mickna

January 24, 2013

Always my favorite Uncle. Haven't seen him in a while , but the memories are forever !
Will miss you Unkie Punkie

dar

January 24, 2013

I loved him for HIM and liver miss you

January 22, 2013

Megan sorry for loss of your grand father.

Richard Dwight Thompson II

January 22, 2013

Ken was Uncle Punk to me. I will always remember him for his cars. In particular I think of him every time I see an ElCamino. I haven't seen him since my mothers death, but I have gotten updates on his health through my cousin Denise. I know he has had so rough patches over the last couple of years but now he can rest and be out of pain. To Garry and Tammy and their families, my thoughts are with you during this time. I cannot make it back for the services, but my heart will be with you in this time of grief.

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