OBITUARY

Thomas Richard Thompson

February 6, 1944July 5, 2019

Thomas Richard Thompson, 75, of Peoria passed away at 8:12 a.m. July 5, 2019 at his residence. He was born February 6, 1944 in Lincoln, IL the son of Thomas and Eileen Harbert Thompson. He married Bonita Kay Grubbs on June 23, 1968. She preceded him in death on November 25, 2017. Thomas is survived by one daughter, Annette (Douglas) Williams of Peoria; three grandchildren, Braden, Lydia, and Larissa Williams of Peoria; one sister, Doris Oltman of Lincoln, IL; one brother, David (Sue) Thompson of Lincoln, IL; one sister-in-law, Kay Thompson of Lincoln, IL; and his fiancé, Jeannie Curtis of Bartonville. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ed Thompson; and one sister, Joann Heidbreder. Thomas was a machinist at Caterpillar until his retirement on January 1, 2011. He was a member of Northwoods Community Church. Thomas was an Air Force Veteran. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Davison-Fulton Wooley-Wilton Funeral Home. Visitation will be two hours prior to service. Memorials may be made to a fund for grandchildren’s college or NRA. To view Thomas’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.woolsey-wilton.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas Edward Thompson, Father
  • Eileen Wanda Harbert Thompson, Mother
  • Bonita Kay Grubbs Thompson, Wife
  • Annette and Douglas Williams, Daughter
  • Braden, Lydia and Larissa Williams, Grandchildren
  • Doris Oltman, Sister
  • Joann Heidbreder, Sister
  • David and Sue Thompson, Brother
  • Ed Thompson, Brother
  • Kay Thompson, Sister-in-law
  • Jeannie Curtis, Fiance'
  • Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Eileen; one brother, Ed; and one sister, Joann.

Services

18 July

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Chapel

2408 W. Willow Knolls Road
Peoria, Illinois 61614

18 July

Memorial Service

7:00 pm

Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Chapel

2408 W. Willow Knolls Road
Peoria, Illinois 61614

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Cremation rites have beeen accorded

Memories

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Jan Dietrich

July 13, 2019

I met Tommy back in the early 70's when I hired into Caterpillar. I worked in the tool crib and when Tom and Orville Schneider would make their way up there together I knew I was going to be entertained. I never once saw Tom without a smile on his face. I lost track of him for years and then back in the 90's I was working at Mossville and there he was again. A bright spot in my life. I don't know you Annette but I can tell that you and your family were truly blessed to have him as a father, brother, grandfather etc. He was such a great guy!!! Deepest sympathy to all of you. I'm sure he's putting a smile on Jesus's face right now.

Jaclyn Bramble

July 11, 2019

Remember a lot of fun times at your parents’ house when we were kids, Annette! I’m so sorry that your dad has now passed. You’ll be in my prayers...
PS: The donations to the NRA made me smile — I’m sure my husband would totally have the same request!

Mark Denton

July 11, 2019

Tommy was one of the good guys!Always willing to lend a hand to his fellow worker or a friend. Never heard him say anything bad about anyone.
RIP Tommy Gone but certainly not forgotten!!

Jo Cramer

July 8, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss, may God be with you
My deepest condolences to you and your family
God Bless

Jo Cramer

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY