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Saturday October 23rd, 2021

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J. David Thompson, Jr.

Marion- J. David Thompson, Jr., age 77, of Marion, passed away at 8:51pm on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

John David Thompson, Jr., was born in Springfield, Illinois on August 22, 1944, the son of Doris Evelyn (Rust) and John David Thompson, Sr.  He married Judith Mae Arnold in Vienna on March 17, 1962 and together they have shared over 59 ½ years of marriage.  She survives in Marion.

J. David had proudly worked as a realtor since 1978.  Extremely passionate about the Marion community, Mr. Thompson had served as past President of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, where he had also been named Man of the Year and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. Past President of the Egyptian Board of Realtors, J. David was also active in Marion Youth baseball and the Marion Lions Club.

J. David was a member of the Marion Church of Christ, where he also served as an Elder.

Above all, J. David's love for Christ, His church and our family ruled!! He had the largest heart and loved to help people at each and every opportunity, most of which he created! He built a wonderful life for us.

Survivors include his wife- Judy Thompson of Marion

Son- Neil and Stephanie Anne Thompson of Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Daughter- Lisa Christine and Danny Graves of Benton, Arkansas

Son- Robbie Parker and Megan Thompson of Marion

Eight Grandchildren- David Neil (Catie) Thompson, Jr.

     Edward Paul Thompson

     Mary Katherine Thompson (Geoff) Card

     Matthew Thompson

     Hayden (Jordan) Graves

     Alex (Renae) Graves

     Liam Thompson

     Jefferson Thompson

Two Great Grandchildren- Jimmy and Will Card

Brother- Neil (Rusty) and Denise Thompson of Belle Rive, IL

Sister- Jane and Don Treece of New Jersey

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers- Robbie Thompson and Jay Paul Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 10am on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Mr. Bill Brandstatter, Mr. Gerald Cowan and Mr. Johnny Polk officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. A time of visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Marion Church of Christ or the Autism Society of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register online, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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Judy, I just learned of our loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Don Campbell Oct 24 2021 7:40 PM

Was so sorry to hear of Davids passing. Have fond childhood memories of David, especially visits to Vienna. My condolences to Judy and all of the family. Allen Williams, cousin.

Allen Williams Oct 24 2021 8:00 AM

Your memories and love for God will forever be seen. With love.

Aaron and Michelle Tyrie Oct 23 2021 7:11 AM

I am so sorry to hear of J. Davids death. Mike and I (and Mikes family) entrusted him with all our real estate needs. He was always fair and honest. I especially appreciated his help after Mikes death. The Thompson Family and the city of Marion have lost a real jewel.

Dans Forbes Oct 23 2021 3:29 AM

Dear Sweet Family of J. David, he was a precious person and we are sad to see him go but hope you can have peace giving your sadness to GOD and leaving his care with HIM. You are in our prayers, Jerry & La Donna Combs (Son & Daughter In-Law) of Juanita Combs

Jerry Combs Oct 22 2021 11:30 PM

I was so very sorry to learn of J. David's untimely death. Over the years while I worked in the law office and then later at the Housing Authority we had numerous property dealings. He was always cooperative, helpful and a true gentleman with a ready smile. My prayers for the Thompson family.

Diana Etheridge Oct 22 2021 3:58 PM

J. David was our realtor several years ago and he was so helpful to all of us especially our Mother Juanita Combs. RIP and God Speed J. David.

Carol B Combs Oct 21 2021 12:44 PM

J David was one of Marions best and always had a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy and his family.

Steve and Lisa Clendenin Oct 21 2021 6:24 AM

The Hacker family of Vienna express sorrow with the loss of another good member of the Thompson family that once graced the community of Vienna.

Janet and Gary Hacker Oct 20 2021 5:26 PM

J David was always a pleasure to visit with and a very good Broker. My dad was a big fan of his and he treated everyone so well. His contributions to the Realtor community and Southern Illinois will always be appreciated!

John Lawrence Oct 20 2021 4:37 PM

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