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EUGENE 'GENE' THOMPSON

1953
Eugene M Thompson, 40, native of Posey county and in recent years residing at 100 S. Parker Drive, Evansville, died at 9:;50 o'clock Sunday (19 Jul 1953) morning in Deaconess Hospital, Evansville.

Death was due to a coronary occlusion.  He became ill while at work as supervisor of aircraft parts inspectors at Servel, Inc. in
Evansville Saturday and was taken immediately to the hospital.

The deceased was born in the vicinity of Savah, the son of the late Walter and Layla I Thompson, but had resided in
Mt. Vernon for several years.  During World War II he served in the Air corps from 1941 to 1945 as warrant officer, senior grade.  Later he was recalled to service as a master sergeant and served from 1950 to 1952 before being discharged.

After his return from World War II and previous to his recall to service, Mr. Thompson was owner-operator of a service station at
West Second street and the C & EI Railroad.

He was a member of Owen Dunn post, No., 5, American Legion.

Near surviving relatives are the wife, the former Phyllis May Rowe, daughter of Maurice Rowe; two sons, Robert Glenn, 10 and Jon W. 6, Evansville; his mother, Mrs. Layla I Thompson of Savah; five brothers, Maurice, Howard and Glenn Thompson of Mt. Vernon and vicinity and Roy and Gerald Edward, U.S. Navy and a sister Mrs. Dalton Alldredge of Mt. Vernon.

The body is at the Weisinger Funeral Home and will remain there until the time of the funeral.

Last rites will be held at the Weisinger chapel at
3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, First Methodist church minister, officiating.  Interment will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.

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Originally submitted by Betty Sellers