Louis "Red" Thompson

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Louis "Red" Thompson

Louis (Red) Emerson Thompson, age 75, died peacefully on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at the Maples, surrounded by friends and family. He was born in Petoskey, Michigan on May 27, 1937. His true passion in life stemmed from his love of airplanes and race cars. He served with the US Air Force from 1954-1962. He continued with 35 years of civil service at Minot AFB, ND and Edwards AFB, CA.

He is survived by his daughter, Esther Thompson of Vancouver, BC and his son, Michael Thompson of Fargo ND. He is preceded in death by his wife Carol Thompson.

Lou will be remembered as a charming, talented and humorous friend by his family and friends. Funeral and burial will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, January 3, 2013, Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S Southwood Road, Springfield.

The Thompson family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at the Maples Nursing Home in Springfield, for their attentiveness and loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Louis's name to the .

Published in the News-Leader on Jan. 3, 2013
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