Francis Allan Thompson, 60, passed away Tuesday May 7, 2013 with his family by his side after a courageous 8-month battle with pancreatic and liver cancer.
'Dink', as he was known by many was born August 17, 1952, a 1970 graduate of St. Francis High School in Loretto and attended Spencerian Business College.Ê He was employed as a Sales Representative for Cox Interior, Campbellsville for 23 years, and in November 2008, he purchased 150 Quick Stop, home of Jake's Fresh Country Sausage with his son-in-law, CP Smith.Ê With the store, he found a new passion.Ê He was instrumental in acquiring USDA approval for the sausage, but will be best remembered for his friendly words and great customer service.
He was an avid poker player, traveling often to Las Vegas, Tunica and Biloxi to play in tournaments.Ê Although sick, he got the opportunity to play in his last Seniors Tournament this past January.Ê He looked forward to his Wednesday golf games with the guys, loved watching sports of all kinds, whether live or on TV; and finally spending time with family and friends.Ê He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Bernard and Catherine Blanford Thompson of Holy Cross; sister, Doris Johnson of St. Louis; and recently his mother-in-law, Mrs. Estelle Wimsett of New Haven on May 7, 2013.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Mary Gail Wimsett; son, Eric Allan Thompson; two daughters, Ashley Thompson Smith and her husband, CP Smith of Bardstown, Tara Thompson Elder and her husband, Matthew Elder of Holy Cross; five beautiful granddaughters, Cate Harper Smith, Elizabeth Sloane Smith, Leigh Talbott Smith, Olivia Hayden Elder, and Catherine Hadley Elder; brother, Jim Thompson and his wife, Jean; four sisters, June Hutchins (the late Sonny Hutchins), Connie Schickel and her husband, Tony, Mary Spalding and her husband, Bert, and Lynne Bowling and her husband, Phil all of Bardstown.Ê Also surviving are his wife's family whom he considered his own; Jackie Clark and her husband, Kenny of Elizabethtown, Raffo Wimsett and his wife, Annette, and Donna Hurst and her husband, Tim all of Bardstown; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
His Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.Ê Fr. Scott Wimsett was the celebrant and Fr. Bill Hammer was concelebrant.
Pallbearers were his nephews: John Johnson of St. Louis, Nicholas Clark, Braden Hurst, Glenn Thompson, and Frank Hutchins of Louisville, Joe Bowling of Goshen, Raffo Wimsett III of Lexington, John Hutchins, DJ Wimpsett, and Jody Spalding of Bardstown.
Memorial contributions may go to St. Joseph Catholic Church Bereavement or
Barlow Funeral Home, Bardstown, was in charge of arrangements.