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Edward Thompson

May 21, 1931 -
June 3, 2021

Edward A. Thompson, 90 of Savoy, died June 3, 2021, at his home.

Ed was born May 21, 1931, in Marshall, a son of Ray and Emma Gard Thompson.  He married his high school sweetheart Mary Lee Burns on January 15, 1952.  She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jim (Peggy) Thompson of Sadorus and Tom (Sally) Thom…read more

Edward A. Thompson, 90 of Savoy, died June 3, 2021, at his home.

Ed was born May 21, 1931, in Marshall, a son of Ray and Emma Gard Thompson.  He married his high school sweetheart Mary Lee Burns on January 15, 1952.  She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jim (Peggy) Thompson of Sadorus and Tom (Sally) Thompson of Champaign; one daughter, Nancy Thompson of Savoy; six grandchildren, Beth (Greg) Hicks of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Heather Thompson of Springfield, James (Katherine) Thompson and Joel Thompson, both of  Sadorus, Charles (Lynne) Heidbreder of Iowa and Emma (Chris) Heidbreder of Olympia, Washington; seven great-grandchildren, Noah, Alana, Mia, Adam, Hayley, Nataley and Jameson; all of whom he adored; five brothers, Warren (Terry) Thompson, Melvin (Jane) Thompson, Glen (Patricia) Thompson, Ray (Esther) Thompson, and Bob (Carol) Thompson; four sisters, Marcella (Ron) Scott, Charlotte (Tom) Brown, and Wanda (Rick) Pine, and Janet Hetherington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Edna; brothers, Bill, Herman, and Harold Thompson; and daughter, Jill Thompson on September 8, 2020.

Ed graduated from Marshall High School.  He served in the U.S. Army where he worked as a locomotive engineer during the Korean Conflict.

He worked for the Illinois Central Railroad for 35 years as a locomotive engineer.  He and Mary owned and operated a real estate company for 67 years.

Ed was a member of the Savoy UMC, life member of Hamm-Burk American Legion and the VFW Post in Monticello, 40 & 8, Korean War Veterans Post, RR United Transportation Union, past president of Illinois Central RR Credit Union and RR Operation Lifesaver.

Private family services will be held.  Condolences may be made at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

The family would life to thank Carle Hospice nurses, Carol, and Peggy.

Memorial contributions maybe made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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