Gary Thompson
August 08, 1953 - August 28, 2007
Birthplace: Strong City, KS
Resided In: Westboro, MO

Service 9/1/2007
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel

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Gary D. Thompson, age 54, of Westboro, Missouri formerly of Shenandoah and Red Oak passed away, Tuesday, August 28, 2007 in Westboro, Missouri. Gary Dwayne Thompson was born August 8, 1953 in Strong City, Kansas the son of William Wayne and Mary Ann (Champ) Thompson. The family moved to Red Oak in 1968 and Gary attended school at Red Oak Community Schools. After school he began farming with several area farmers before joining the United States Marines which he served during the Vietnam War. After his military service he again did some farming and in 1983 moved to Shenandoah, Iowa where he started working in the nursery business. He worked for Earl Mays, Mt. Arbor Nursery, and most recently McClarens Nursery. Gary moved to Westboro, Missouri in 1997. Gary enjoyed reading, music and philosophy, and was a great horticulturist.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his brothers and sisters: Mark Thompson and Trisha Earley of Red Oak, Iowa; Mary Beth Clayton and husband Max of Red Oak, Iowa; Ron Thompson of Red Oak, Iowa; Janie Thompson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Dennis Thompson and wife Sandy of Houston, Texas, and David Thompson of Red Oak, Iowa; nieces and nephews: Matt Clayton and wife Jenny of Ft. Huachuca, Arizona; Heidi Clayton of San Francisco, California; Travis Clayton of Charleston, South Carolina; Bobbi Kay Thompson of Omaha, Nebraska; Wayne Wesley Thompson of Red Oak, Iowa; Parker John Thompson of Houston, Texas; Nathaniel Hanna of Omaha, Nebraska; Sebastian Hanna of Red Oak, Iowa; and Alex Hanna of Red Oak, Iowa; uncles: Emil Champ of Chapman, Kansas; and Gene Champ of Junction City, Kansas; aunts: Darlene Thompson of Garnett, Kansas; Dolly Thompson of Garnett, Kansas; and Ruth Thompson of Memphis, Tennessee; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held 2 PM Saturday, September 1, 2007 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel with Pastor Brett White officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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