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​​Obituary of William E. Thompson

William E. Thompson, son of Fredrick E. Thompson and Flora M. (Salisbury) Thompson was born March 29, 1930 at Rural Republic County, Kansas, near Chester, Nebraska and passed away on June 29, 2016 at St. Lukes Hospice, Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 86 years and 3 months.
He attended Chester Public Schools and graduated from Chester High School. He was united in marriage to Vivian L. Scott on March 15, 1956. He served with the United States Navy until his retirement after 24 years of service. He served as the District Magistrate Judge for Republic County for many years.
He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Belleville Lodge No. 129 AF & AM, Scottish Rite, Isis Shrine, First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Flora Thompson, wife, Vivian L. Thompson, one brother, Blaine, one sister, Lois.
He is survived by two sons, Michael (Diane) Thompson of Harlingen, Texas, Larry D. Winchester of Lodi, California, one daughter, Patricia A. Thompson of Lawrence, KS., Two grandchildren, Sharon (John) Obie of Kansas City, Missouri, Shawn (Tanya) Sarbaum, three great grandchildren, Lauren and Kendal, Jake, one brother, Jean Thompson of Chester, Nebraska, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Two PM, Saturday, July 2, 2016, First United Methodist Church, Belleville, Kansas, conducted by, Rev. Emily Meckley.
Military Graveside services by the United States Navy Honor Guard.
Cremation will follow the service with private family Inurnment at a later date at Chester Cemetery, Chester, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to Family Choice.
Friends may call on Friday from 1 PM to 9 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS.
Online condolences and information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements.

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