William Roger "Key" Thompson
1924 - 2015
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William Roger "Key" Thompson, 90, St. Mary's, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 31, 1924 in Springfield. Thompson was a retired farmer and member of St. Charles Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Ella Cecilia Smith Thompson; his parents, Andy and Mary Wright Thompson; two sons, William Roger "June Bug" Thompson Jr. and Samuel Davis Thompson; three daughters, Mary Ann, Martha Ann and Theresa Thompson; three brothers, Samuel, Andy, and George Thompson; four sisters, Grace Warner, Ruth Warner, Margaret Linton, and Mary Thompson; two grandsons, David Nolan Thompson and Joseph Yocum; a great-grandson, Peyton Marcell Thompson; and a great-granddaughter, Martha Joyce Yocum.
Survivors include: two sons, Joe Ben (Renee) Thompson and George (Jean) Thompson, both of Lebanon; four daughters, Hattie (Dickie) Yocum of Lebanon, Hazel (Jimbo) Stateman of Eminence, Linda (Greg) Coleman of Springfield, and Magdalene (Tim) Burton of Lebanon; a sister, Hazel Thompson of Lebanon, 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a jots of nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at St. Charles Catholic Church with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Jim Graf officiated.
Active pallbearers were Devon Yocum, Tyson Thompson, George Thompson, Joe Ben Thompson, Sonny Thompson, and Quentin Edwards.
Honorary pallbearers were Becky Burnside, Melissa Carrington, Theresa Calhoun, Tierney Nailing, Aja Coleman, Kelsi Watson, Kasie Watson, Nyla Thompson, Tara Arnett, Shanika Sea, Nee' Smith, Rianna Bell, Vanessa Coleman, and Timmera Burton.
Bosley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Lebanon Enterprise from Jun. 29 to Jun. 30, 2015.
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