Hugh Thompson

Hugh Rolland Thompson, 92 of rural Cleveland, Mo., passed away November 11, 2011 at his home.

Hugh was born April 17, 1919 in Independence, Mo., son of Ola Mae (Hunt) and Hugh McKinley Thompson.  Hugh was skilled in several different trades and worked as an electrician, roofer, and cab driver, to name a few.  Hugh served in the Navy during World War II.

He was united in marriage to Bertha Mamie Johnson; and to this union, four children were born.  Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers: Cecil, Roy and Kenneth; and sisters: Mary Ellen and Thelma. He was also preceded in death by one son, Burman Delon Thompson.

Hugh was lovingly cared for in his declining years by his two daughters, Sharon and Connie.

He is survived by his children: Kenneth Raymond Thompson; Eva Sharon Thompson Wirsig; and Connie Jean Thompson Thurman; his grandchildren: Bryan Thompson, Denise Thompson, Rebecca Peters, Ken Thompson, Jarrette Thompson, Jonathan Thompson, John Wirsig, and Kimberly James; his great-grandchildren:  Trenton Thompson, Taylor Thompson, Trevor Thompson, Emily Thompson, Matthew Smith, Kellsie Smith, Ashley Smith, Kayla Peters, Bradley Peters, Jacob Peters, Brett Thompson, Kennedi Thompson, Logan James, Ciera James, Justin James, Nathan James, Ben Wirsig, Hyden Wirsig, and Reagan Delon Wirsig.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Friday, November 18, 2011 at Drexel Nazarene Church. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 PM, with Rev. Joe Foltz presiding. Burial will follow in Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Drexel Nazarene Church. 

Services under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel chapel (816) 657-4400.  Written messages and memories may be left for the family at

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