JACKSON, Mo. -- Clarence Edward Thompson, 68, of Jackson died Friday, March 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
He was born July 29, 1933, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late Elmer E. and Etta Cowan Thompson. He and Earlene Mitchell were married Dec. 8, 1990.
Thompson served in the U.S. Navy from July 1951 through September 1956. He worked for several years at Weber Aircraft in Burbank, Calif., then as a security guard at Southeast Missouri State University and Lenco in Jackson, and delivered vehicles for various local dealers. He was a charter member of Abundant Life Church in Gordonville, Mo., and formerly served as deacon and assisted the praise and worship team.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Norman Edward Thompson of Virginia Beach, Va., Phillip Scott Thompson of Cape Girardeau and Kirk Wayne Brome of Ludowici, Ga.; three daughters, Clara Lee Thompson of Perryville, Mo., Deanna Cheryl Curry of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and Sheila Ann Brome of Washington; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Abundant Life Church in Gordonville.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. David Butler officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Kern's Chapel Cemetery at Stringtown, Mo., with a military honors graveside service.