Maurice Lee "Shorty" Tompkins (1944 - 2014)


Maurice Lee "Shorty" Tompkins, 70, of Vandalia, died at 12:05 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Young Funeral Home in Greenville, with Bob Chase officiating. Burial was in Mulberry Grove Cemetery in Mulberry Grove, with military rites accorded by Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180. There was no visitation. Memorials: Paralyzed Veterans of America. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Tompkins was born on Jan. 26, 1944, in Pleasant Mound, the son of Claude and Helen Reavis Tompkins. He married Brenda Lynn Plapp on Dec. 30, 1966; they later divorced. He married Carol Ann Whicker on July 25, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nev.; she died on Oct. 13, 2003.
Survivors include his mother, of Smithboro; and daughter, Clara and her husband Kyle Carpenter of Denver, Colo.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Mar. 5 to Mar. 12, 2014