Thursday, January 20, 2011

Obit of Craig Scott Thompson

Craig is the son of Dayo and Joy Dickman Thompson

From the Streator Times:

MARSEILLES — Craig Scott Thompson, 59, of Marseilles, formerly of Melvin, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Morris Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 at the Melvin United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Megan Thompson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and one hour before services at the church. Burial will take place at the Melvin Cemetery.

Craig was born June 9, 1951, in Fairbury, a son of Dayo and Joy Dickman Thompson. He married Alma K. Wilson on Dec. 27, 1970, in Foosland.

He is survived by his wife, Alma; one son, Christopher (Kristi) Thompson of Melvin; two daughters, Cookie (Ryan) Dalton of Springfield, Mo., and Andria (Travis) Downey of Marseilles; eight grandchildren, Jamie, Mackenzie, Haley, Zakkeri, Sasha, Skylar, Alison and Danika; four brothers, Mark (Christine) Thompson of Watseka, Eric (Jane) Thompson of Melvin, Kevin (Sue) Thompson of Port Byron, Shawn (Amy) Thompson of Parish, Fla., one sister, Lisa (Kevin) Krall of Dewey; and his father, Dayo Thompson of Paxton.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and a grandson, Craig.

Craig served in the Marines. He worked for Central Soya, Marseilles Sheet Metal and for Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 1, Local 73 and Local 265 as a certified welder. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed collecting rare steins and belt buckles. He was known for his prized Camaros.

Memorials may be made to the family.


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