Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson, 76, of Urbana, father of a Fisher resident, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, surrounded by his family.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Mount Olive Cemetery, Mayview. The Rev. Teri Shane will officiate.

Kirby Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St., Homer, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thompson was born Oct. 1, 1942, in Urbana, a son of Charles and Hilma (Teel) Thompson.

He is survived by his two daughters, Karin (Travis) Phelps of Fisher and Kristina (Mike) Smith of Tuscola. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Kyli (Arik) Miller, Kamri Thompson-Michael, Katrina Phelps, Cory Smith, Bailey Smith, Blake Smith and Austin Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gloria Goodwine.

Mr. Thompson served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He retired after 30 years of service as a building service worker for the University of Illinois. He was an avid fan of the U of I basketball teams. He also enjoyed gardening and playing cards.

The family asks donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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