Ray Thompson

Saturday, August 31, 2002

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ray E. Thompson, 73, of Perryville died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at his home.

He was born Sept. 9, 1928, at Yount, Mo., son of Leo P. and Ruth Ann Harris Thompson. He and Wilma Cornman were married Sept. 3, 1949, in Pocahontas, Ark.

Thompson retired from General Motors. He was a member of Whitewater Christian Church, American Legion Post 133, and United Auto Workers Local 25.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Rodney Thompson of Wright City, Mo.; two daughters, Sandra Orf and Vicki Crites of Perryville; two sisters, Leona Johnson of Denison, Texas, Ruth Ann Dodds of Perryville; three brothers, Ralph and Lester Thompson of Perryville, Leonard Thompson of Midlothian, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and four brothers.

Friends may call at Miller Family Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. today, and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. until time of service.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Keith McCrary officiating. Burial will be in Whitewater Christian Church Cemetery, with military honors courtesy of American Legion Post 133.