Joseph Arthur "Art" Thompson(1926 - 2013)

Joseph Arthur "Art" Thompson, 86, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Colonial Health and Rehabilitation.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1926 in Holy Cross. Thompson was a former employee of Western Electric, an Army veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of St. Joseph Church.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Ballard and Catherine Cotton Thompson; two sisters, Margaret Mary Thompson, SCN and Anita Snyder; and a brother, John "Cotton" Thompson.
Survivors include: his wife, Louise C. Thompson of Bardstown; two stepsons, Joseph D. Rapier Jr. of Panama City, Fla., and Mark (Brenda) Rapier of Bardstown; five stepdaughters, Fran (Bill) Hardin of Springfield, Rita (Ed) Valant of Pittsburgh, Pa., Charlotte (Pat) Price of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Linda (Millard) Sims and Madeline (Wayne) Downs, both of Bardstown; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Basilica of St. Joseph-Proto Cathedral with burial in Nazareth Cemetery. Rev. Bill Hammer officiated.
Clark and Houghlin Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Feb. 27, 2013