Born: November 22, 1937 - Deceased: January 7, 2022
Kenneth W. Thompson, 84, of Belleville, IL, born Monday, November 22, 1937, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O Fallon, IL.
Kenny was a retired tow truck driver dedicating over 50 years with Johnston Towing, J & K, and Richland Towing. He came of out retirement for a few years to start Classic Towing in Swansea. Kenny served in the United States Army.
He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a car show enthusiast and enjoyed going to stock car races.
In recent years he enjoyed going to powwows and estate sales with his daughters and grandchildren. He had a fondness of old Westerns and science fiction movies and had a knack for telling the most wonderful and comical stories of his childhood. He was a very talented man who could sing and draw. Kenny had a special fondness of animals, especially dogs. He was proud of his Kaskaskia Indian and Scottish heritage.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Wife, Janet, nee Johnston, Thompson
- Daughter, Sherry Heuer
- Grandson, Daniel Thompson
- Parents, John and Eula, nee DeClue, Thompson
- Bobby Bunch
- Charles Thompson
Surviving are his:
- Candy (Paul) Buechler of Millstadt, IL
- Raymond (Yvonne) Thompson of Belleville, IL
- Penny (Kenny) Bollmeier of Marissa, IL
- Terry (Bryan) Zipfel of Belleville, IL
- Alyssa (Bob) Tiffany
- David (Kathryn) Buechler
- Samantha Bollmeier
- Brittney (John) Phelps
- Great grandchildren:
- Jakob Tiffany
- Nalani Phelps
- John R. Thompson
- Jimmy Lee (Carolyn) Thompson of Smithton, IL
- Brian (Shannon) Thompson
- Jamie Thompson
- Michael Thompson
- Richard Bunch
- Delores Lawrence
- Other family and friends
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Indian College Fund or Belleville Area Humane Society.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday, January 14, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville.
Funeral: Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 pm, , January 14, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Dr. Joe Scheets officiating. Private family interment.