James "Alvin" Thompson

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James "Alvin" Thompson, 85, of Hodgenville passed away Friday, September 29, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loved ones after a 3 year battle with Cancer and Heart problems.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He retired from Clark Refinery as a supervisor with more than 30 years and a farmer for more than 40 years.
James was born in Magnolia on March 31, 1931 to the late Roy and Pearl Ballard Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nella Ballard Thompson; a son, Mark Thompson; his parents; Roy and Pearl Slayton Thompson; five brothers, William, Joe, Leamon, Edward, and Jess Thompson and one sister, Versie Thompson Clopton.
James is survived by his son, Daniel (Angela) Thompson of St Angelo, Texas; a daughter, Lynn F Phillips and (Jack Henderson) of Elizabethtown; a daughter in-law, Cindy Thompson of New Mexico; two brothers, Clarence (Peggy) Thompson of Mt. Sherman and Hank (Evelyn) Thompson of Elizabethtown; two sisters; Martha Turner of Hodgenville and Geneva (Buddy) Milby of Magnolia; three grandchildren, Matthew Phillips and James and Rebecca Thompson; two step grandchildren, Shannon and Travis Thompson; several great-grandchildren, several step great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services for James "Alvin" Thompson, will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 6 at William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel with Brother Gerald Gardner officiating. Burial will be private.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 5 from 1 to 8 p.m. with visitation to continue Thursday, October 6 after 9 a.m. at the funeral home.
William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel 612 N. Lincoln Blvd. is in charge of arrangements.
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William R. Rust Funeral Home-Hodgenville Chapel
612 North Lincoln Boulevard
Hodgenville, KY 42748
(270) 358-3552
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Published in The Larue County Herald News on Oct. 5, 2016
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