GENESEO – Jack E. Thompson, 63, of Geneseo, formerly of Sterling, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Geneseo, after an illness, surrounded by his family.
Jack was born Oct. 28, 1950, in Sterling, to William and Mamie (Leach) Thompson. He was a veteran of the Army and served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970. Jack married Gina Stevens on April 20, 1974, in Sterling. He worked as the plant manager of Tyson Foods for 36 years. He enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, boating, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren and family. Jack was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers fan.
Survivors include his wife, Gina of Geneseo; his father, Bill of Sterling; one son, John Eric (Lacey) Thompson of Denton, Texas; one daughter, Maggie (Shane) Smith of Aurora, Colo.; four grandchildren, Sarah and Joshua Thompson and Cameron Jack and Tanner Smith; one sister, Margaret (Mark) Zumdahl of Sterling; two brothers, Eric (Laurel) Thompson of Springboro, Ohio, and John (Rosemary) Thompson of Sterling; and five nieces and nephews, Scott, Amy, Becca, Greg, and Kurt.
He was preceded in death by his mother; one brother, Billy; and one sister, Judy.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday and a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Jeff Coester officiating. Military honors will be accorded after the service.
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