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Eugene Harris "Gene" Thompson

MARION: Eugene Harris "Gene" Thompson, 44 of Marion passed away unexpectedly at his home due to complications related to Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. He was born September 17, 1968 in Delaware to Jimmie and the late Alice (Thompson) Blanton.

Gene owned and operated Thompson Lawn Care Services of Marion. He took pride and joy in his occupation and was known and respected by many. He was an avid fan of NASCAR, hot rods, and classic cars. He enjoyed the challenge of restorations. Gene was a loving devoted family man, and the joy of his life was his children.

Gene is survived by his fiancée, Nicole R. McDonald, Marion; son Gabriel Eugene Thompson; expected daughter Abigail, Marion; his father, Jimmie L. Blanton, Marion; three sisters, Karen (Chris) Culwell, Stacie (Jesse) Newland, Jessica (Hilary) Blanton, all of Marion; and numerous nieces and nephews, and one great nephew, all of Marion.

Gene is now resting peacefully in heaven with his mother, Alice L. Blanton whom he loved dearly; his beloved first born daughter Gabrielle Alíce McDonald; and his nephew Heath Bryant Eugene Harris Culwell. There are many special memories held in our hearts and he will be missed by all.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Rev. George Thompson Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Marion Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

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Published in the Marion Star on Nov. 10, 2012
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