Fred Fanton Thompson
April 5, 1930 - June 18, 2016
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FRED FANTON THOMPSON Born on 5 April 1930, son of Charles Samuel Thompson and Edith Pearl (Albert) Thompson in Avilla, Jasper County, Missouri. He passed away suddenly the morning of 18 June 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia, who lived at their Springfield home; his…

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Doug N left a message on June 25, 2016:
I remember a man who was never angry outwardly and was always good to me. Rest in peace and God bless you Virginia. I love you. Doug
Fr. John Gerritts left a message on June 22, 2016:
I had the opportunity to meet Fred and Virginia in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area with friend Roy Hamlin one day. I remember fishing one day with them. Roy and I caught nothing. Fred and Virginia had a slow day catching only 12-15 fish by lunchtime. Fred presented me with a walking stick made of diamond willow when I became pastor of my first parish, saying a shepherd needs a staff. I still have the stick and show it off often. Though we have not seen each other for several years, I am grateful to God that our paths crossed.
Jane and Tim Nolan-Komoto left a message on June 22, 2016:
We are so sorry for your loss! Fred was such a sweet man. We enjoyed our brief visits with him and mourn the lack of ability to have more. We will hold him in our hearts and look forward to meeting him again in joy! Love and prayers for all.
Natalie and Gary Katerberg left a message on June 21, 2016:
love to all my cousins and Aunt Virginia Lee. In a special place my heart will keep Uncle Fred and the fond memories of him. Especially his photographing and filming the family and his great smile and laugh. We hope you all find comfort in knowing how many people love and care about all of you. We continue our prayers and love for all as you gather together during this difficult time. Know you are not alone. God’s grace and mercy be yours.
Jeff Boyd left a message on June 21, 2016:
I am so sorry to learn of Fred’s passing. I have many fond memories growing up with the Thompson and Boyd family get togethers. I am honored and proud to have know him my entire life and will miss his funny sense of humor. You will all be in my prayers.
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Bill & Phyllis Barclay left a message on June 20, 2016:
Though we only had about six years of love and friendship with Fred, he was so very special to us. He always seemed to have a smile, a funny story, and something nice to say about everyone. He and Virginia “adopted” us into the Thompson fold and we were so pleased to spend the time with all of them. He truly was a kind and loving man. Rest in peace and save a place for all of us to be together again.
Darrell and Ginger Richardson left a message on June 20, 2016:
So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Our Prayers are with the family.
Gail left a message on June 20, 2016:
Services will be Wednesday, with 9:00 a.m. visitation, 9:30 service at Greenlawn East; Burial at 11:00 a.m in the Veteran’s Cemetery.
Alice Fast and Mark Smith left a message on June 20, 2016:
You are all in our thoughts and payers.
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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