OBITUARY

Roy "Joe" Thompson

July 10, 1944May 6, 2018

Roy “Joe” Thompson, 73, of Machesney Park, IL. died Sunday, May 6, 2018, in the comfort of his home with family at his side. Born in Worthington, MO. on July 10, 1944 to Vesper and Olive (Darr) Thompson. In a life well celebrated. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Sandy Terrell and together shared 52 years while raising their family and traveling. Joe worked as a laborer Local 32 in construction for many years. Family gatherings Joe could always be found around the grill barbequing to perfection. He loved the companionship of a fishing pole, whether it was the Rock River or salmon fishing in Kenosha, WI. Joe enjoyed watching westerns and Heat of the Night. The remote had become his best friend. Joe enjoyed the time spent with his grandsons, Cole and Jordan, watching their hockey games. Survivors: wife, Sandy of 52 years; daughter, Brenda (Dave) Burris; grandchildren, Cole Thompson, Jordan Burris; brother, Carol (Gloria) Thompson; brother-in-law, Larry Terrell; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; son, Randy Thompson; sister, Viola James; brother-in-law, Larry James; sister-in-law, Sharon Terrell.

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park, IL. Visitation: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Burial following Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences,www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors: wife, Sandy of 52 years; daughter, Brenda (Dave) Burris; grandchildren, Cole Thompson, Jordan Burris; brother, Carol (Gloria) Thompson; brother-in-law, Larry Terrell; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; son, Randy Thompson; sister, Viola James; brother-in-law, Larry James; sister-in-law, Sharon Terrell.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dave Burris
  • Cole Thompson
  • DONATIONS

  • Family

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • A Life Well Celebrated Service Thursday, May 10, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Roy "Joe" Thompson

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Kevin Rogers

May 8, 2018

As a small child my first memory of Uncle Joe was seeing him walk into my grand parents home while in his Army uniform. He was so big, and awsome.

FROM THE FAMILY