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Jimmy Arlin Thompson, the son of Wilbur Milo Thompson and Annie Jane Hathcock Thompson, was born on Dec. 28, 1937, in Dora, Mo., and passed away in his home on Sept. 28, 2005, at the age of 67.
Jimmy was a lifelong resident of Douglas County. He was the Douglas County Commissioner for 12 years. On Aug. 22, 1975, Jimmy and Lois Moss were united in marriage in Wright County. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army. Jimmy was member of the Bethany Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion Post 112. He so loved going to church and being with his family. He also was a member of the Sporting Dogs Assoc. Jimmy loved to hunt and ride horses.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Beulah Thompson, Arlene Thompson and Lorene Grisham, and two brothers, Roy and Arlis Thompson.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, of the home in Drury; nine children and their spouses, Fredrick Thompson and Jimmy Lee Thompson, both of Kansas, Larry and LeaAnn Thompson, Everton, Ronnie Thompson, Dora, Debbie Stamper, Fort Leonard Wood, Mary and Richard Turnbull, Mtn. Grove, Gary Thompson, Vanzant, Cindy Boehm, Salem, Ark., and Danny Thompson, Atlanta, Ga.; two stepchildren, Joyce and David Kern, Pekin, Ill., and Steve Massey, Fordland; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, with the Rev. Scott Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Home Cemetery near Drury.
Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.