|Raymond R. Thompson|
|January 27, 1923 - October 09, 2011|
|Visitation: Thursday from 11:00 - 12:00 October 13, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Funeral Service: Thursday at 12:00 pm October 13, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Interment: Thursday October 13, 2011 at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island |
|Raymond R. Thompson, 88, of Milan, died Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Avenue, Milan. Visitation will be an hour prior to service time. Interment will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island where military rites will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center.|
Raymond was born in Fulton County, IL on January 27, 1923, the son of Otis Deloss and Elsa Helms Thompson. He married Lila Shaffer on July 1, 1950 in Canton, IL.
He was a proud WWII, US Army veteran, serving 2 ˝ years for the 13th Armored Division, 9th Tank Battalion attached to Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe. He was employed at Alcoa for 31 years, retiring in July of 1983.
He is survived by his wife, Lila; children, Nancy (Frank) Nelson, Wilton, IA, and Susan (Ron) Allen, Taylor Ridge, Ill; grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Neipert, Moscow, IA; and Amanda Nelson and her fiance, Ian Smith, Gibson City, Ill; nephew, Steven Thompson, Manhattan, KS; niece, Janice Prater, Sulphur, LA; and Miss Kitty, “the cat.”
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Thompson; and an infant sister.
We will miss Uncle Raymond so much, but we have comfort in the fact that we know he is now resting in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.
-- Steve and Kathy Thompson
Dear aunt Lila thank you so much for calling me. i printed the picture of uncle Raymond. he was such a smart man and accomplished so much in his life. our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. love Janice and Leroy.
-- janice prater
Uncle Raymond will be Greatly missed by all that knew him. I know we all find comfort in knowing he is in the presence of our GOD.
-- Shauna Force & Family ( Great- Neice )