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Arlin Kelby Thompson, Jr., 60, of Cocoa, FL, passed away June 4, 2013 at Wuesthoff Hospice House in Rockledge, FL. He was born in Charleston, WV, August 22,1952 and moved with his family to FL in 1966.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Randy L. Thompson; grandparents, Gladys Dunlap Lovejoy Thompson and Virgil Thompson, Morline and Junior Dingess. He is survived by his parents, Arlin K., Sr, and Janice Dingess Thompson of Goodyear, AZ; wife, Cheryl Thompson of Titusville; children, Aaron and Adam Thompson, Cocoa and Steven Thompson, Merritt Island; step-child, Yvonne Shackelford, Hampton,VA; grandchildren, Austin, Shane, Nicole and Allanah; brother, Jeffrey Thompson, Goodyear, AZ; two nephews, one niece, two great-nieces and four great-nephews.
He worked at the Kennedy Space Center for 29 years as a Technician. He served in the Air National Guard for six years.
Memorial will be July 9th at 2pm at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home, 5475 N US Highway 1, Cocoa, FL.
A.K.'s wish was to have his ashes placed beside of his brother at the Dingess Cemetery in WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Hospice House, 661 Eyster Blvd., Rockledge, FL 32955.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from June 30 to July 1, 2013