Walter Earl Thompson, 89, of Vandalia, IL passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Fayette County Hospital.
A Graveside Service and Interment will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 31, 2018 at McInturff Cemetery, Vandalia. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com
Walter Earl Thompson was born on January 12, 1929 in Union City, TN, the son of Lillard and Laura (McDaniels) Thompson. He married Betty June Ropp on October 05, 1947; she preceded in death in 1998. He later married Marjorie Ellen McIntyre; she preceded in death in 2017.
Walter was a union construction electrician. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #146 in Decatur, IL; Northside Christian Church, Vandalia, and a former member of the Eagles Lodge #3901.
He is survived by his daughters, Mickey Gephart of Vandalia, Pama and husband Daniel Boone of Kinmundy, and Deborah and husband Danny Ward of Brownstown; step-daughters, Betty (McIntyre) and husband Roger Roe of Brownstown, Jessie (McIntyre) and husband Hubert Maske of Ramsey, and Bobbie (McIntyre) and husband Sam Lippse of Tucson, AZ; sister, Bonnie Broderick of Tucson, AZ; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillard and Laura; wife, Betty; wife, Marjorie; a son, Billy Leroy Thompson; and a granddaughter, Shawna Ward.