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J. David Thompson, Jr.

August 22, 1944 — October 17, 2021

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.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959

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