JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
Floyd Lawrence Thompson - Danville Commercial News
OBITURARY: The Danville Commercial News published the following on Monday,
June 19, 1967: "Floyd (Tompy) Thompson, 65, of 108 Robinson, died at 5 p.m.
yesterday (June 18, 1967) in Lake View Memorial where he had been a patient
since June 7 when he was injured in a fall at his home. He was a former
Danville High School and Wabash College athlete. Coroner Ralph Sargent is
conducting an inquiry to determine the exact cause of death. He had resided
at the Robinson address six years and most of his life in Danville. Born
July 27, 1901, at Mt. Vernon, Illinois, he was the son of William John and
Pearl Jennie (Jackson) Thompson. His schooling was at Mt. Vernon and
Garfield Grade School and he was graduated from Danville High in 1921. He
was captain of the Danville High basketball team 1919-1920-1921. He was
graduated in 1926 from Wabash College at Crawfordsville, Indiana, where he
was a letterman in basketball, baseball and track. He was former sports
editor of The Morning Press and taught and coached at Rankin High School. He
was later advertising manager of the K&S department store and later the J.C.
Penny store. He served 11 years as educational therapist at the Veterans
Administration Hospital, retiring January 1, 1967. Surviving are a brother,
Frank D. Thompson of Denver, Colorado, and a sister, Mrs. Ben (Ruby) Burt of
Danville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roy. Mr.
Thompson was a member of St. James Methodist Church and the Phi Delta Beta
Fraternity. He was a former member of Anchor Masonic Lodge 930. He was an
Army veteran of World War II. His hobby was sports. Services will be at
1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pape Memorial Home. The Rev. C. Earl Livengood and
the Rev. J.T. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home 7-9 tonight."
submitted by "Family Links"
March 28, 2002
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