Eugene "Gene" R. Thompson, 74, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his home, in Vandalia, IL.
Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Robert Thompson, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL, with Military Rites by Crawford Hale American Legion Post #95, Vandalia and Brownstown VFW Post #9770. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, June 24, 2019, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL with Masonic Rites at 6:00 PM. Memorials: Warrior Nation Cancer Foundation. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.
He was born July 17, 1944, in Vandalia, IL, the son of John .F & Geneva (Cripe) Thompson. Married Moyna Marie Miller, March 7, 1981, Vandalia, IL. He was a Retired Meat Cutter and member of Local 1546 United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; US Navy Vietnam Veteran; Member of Temperance Lodge # 16, A.F.A.M. Vandalia; Ainad Temple Shrine, E. St. Louis, IL; VFW Post 3862, Vandalia, IL; Vandalia Moose Lodge #1447; and Keyesport American Legion.
Gene was a car buff and enjoyed the 50's and muscle cars of the 60's. He restored a beautiful 1956 Ford Crown Victoria 2-door hard top in memory of his late brother, Bob. He was a great story teller and always had one to share. Most were true, but some were not.
He is survived by: Wife - Moyna Thompson, Vandalia, IL; Daughters - Kelly Hogan & Jeff, Queen Creek, AZ, Jennifer Bolyard & Chris, and Brittnee Thompson, all of Vandalia, IL; 5 Grandchildren; Several Nephews & Nieces.
Preceded in death by: Parents; Brothers - Bob and Tom Thompson; and 1 Grand Child - Brianna Rogers.