Ronald Thompson – West Frankfort, IL

Ronald Melvin Thompson, age 75, of West Frankfort, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the SSM Good Samaritan Hospital of Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

His wishes are to be cremated.

Burial will be held at a future date in the Maple Dale Cemetery of Olney, Illinois.

Leffler Funeral Home of Benton; is in charge of the cremation arrangements.

Ronald was born on October 3, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Melvin Thompson and Dorothy (Kropp) Thompson.
He was a retired truck driver last working for Crown Lift Trucking Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Ronald enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, visiting with his neighbors, traveling to visit and spend time with his siblings, relaxing with a glass of rum and coke. He also loved his two dogs J-Wow and Riley.

Surviving is a son Jason Thompson and girlfriend Marcy Morefield of West Frankfort, Illinois; a daughter-in-law Audra Thompson of Effingham, Illinois; grandchildren: Makala Bishop and husband Caleb, Tyler Thompson, Josh Fisher and wife Tracie, Ryan Epperheimer and wife Megan, Brady Epperheimer, Kara Davis and husband Matt, Dakota Thompson, Preston Thompson, and Addisyn Thompson; great-grandchildren: Dylan, Kaeden, Jacob, Konner, Josiah, Karlei, Maddox, Journey, Kambrei, Wren, Briggston, Heaven, and Maverick; a brother Richard Thompson and wife Alexis of Show Low, Arizona; a sister Pat Novak of Huntley, Illinois; two nephews and nieces: Todd and Tim and Megan; Shawna and Terry, Jamie and Sarah.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons: John Thompson and Jared Thompson.

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