Rex Thompson, 56, McLeansboro, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 10, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Marion. Rex worked as a laborer. He was born Dec. 17, 1957, the son of Millage and Edith (Essary) Thompson in McLeansboro. Rex served in the U.S. Marines. He loved to fish and hunt. Survivors include two brothers, Larry and Robert Thompson of McLeansboro; two sisters, Vera Smith and husband Tom of Dale and Teresa Brown of McLeansboro; and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James; and a sister, Verla Richardson. Services were held Nov. 13, 2014, at the Harre Funeral in McLeansboro with the Rev. Roger Turner officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service. As per his personal request, Rex will be cremated and a private family burial of ashes will be conducted at a later date. Memorials will be accepted for the family at the funeral home. Harre Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  November 17, 2014