SHELBYVILLE – Donald C. Thompson, 95, of Shelbyville, formerly of Bement, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday (April 8, 2014) at the Shelbyville Manor.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Zion Township Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. Military rites will be by the Shelby County Honor Guard.
Floral arrangements may be sent to Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Cards of condolence may be sent to his wife, Doris Thompson, c/o Shelbyville Manor, 1111 N. 12th St., Shelbyville, IL 62565. Memorials may be made to an organization the donor's choice.
He was born June 26, 1918, in Bourbon, the son of V.H. and Mae (Thomason) Thompson. He married Doris Shelton on Dec. 14, 1941, in Palmyra, Ill.
He graduated from Dalton City High School and served as a first sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired from farming in Bement after 43 years and moved to Harlingen, Texas, then returned to Shelbyville.
He was a member of the Bement Masonic Lodge, Confederate Air Force in Harlingen, Texas, Bement Auxiliary Police, Bement American Legion, Bement First Christian Church and the Shelby Christian Church. He enjoyed NASCAR, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Cardinal baseball and World War II airplanes.
Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Doris; daughters, Sharon Grove (Bob) of Arthur, Jeannie Belton (Larry) of Arthur and Pam Romine (Ward) of Bement; grandchildren, Stuart Grove, Tami Belton-Rocke, Jennifer Anderson, Tim Romine and Amber Clark; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a granddaughter, Emily Romine.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.