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Charles E (Ed) Thompson

Male 1938 - 2021  (83 years)

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  • Name Charles E (Ed) Thompson 
    Nickname Ed 
    Born 7 Feb 1938  Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jun 2021  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Jun 2021  Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9665  Rossville
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2022 

    Father Charley Thompson 
    Mother Alta Briggs Thompson 
    Family ID F8777  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Estelle Banks Thompson Theel 
    +1. Lori Jean Thompson Jones Davis,   b. 30 Sep 1962,   d. 2 Dec 2008, Harveyville, Wabaunsee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     2. Bernard C (Bernie) Thompson
     3. Tangela Thompson
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2022 16:17:48 
    Family ID F1574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Carolyn Jeannine Parr Crow Thompson,   b. 17 Dec 1935 
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2022 16:17:34 
    Family ID F8776  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Thompson, Charles E.
    Obituary- Thompson, Charles E.
    Charles Thompson
    February 7, 1938 — June 18, 2021
    Charles E. (Ed) Thompson, 83, passed away Friday June 18, 2021, at a Topeka hospital.

    Ed was born at home in rural Shawnee County on February 7, 1938, to his late parents Charley & Alta Briggs Thompson. Ed was a 1956 graduate of Rossville High School.

    He worked in partnership with his dad and his brother, Bill, for their family company, Thompson Construction. building ponds and terraces. He then worked for the City of Topeka Street Department and retired from Dover Township after many years of service.

    Ed loved country western music and formed the band “Ed Thompson and the Rovin Ramblers” with his brother Bill and backup musicians. They performed in most of the dance halls and clubs in the local area for years. He later formed the “Ed Thompson Band”.

    He is preceded in death by his daughter Lori Jean Thompson Davis, granddaughter Janelle Barber and great-granddaughter Grace Long. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Jeannine Thompson of the home.

    Other survivors include a brother, William “Bill” Thompson (Dorothy); his son Bernard “Bernie” Thompson, a daughter Tangela Thompson; his stepchildren, Donola Fairbanks (Doug); Debra Sebring (Aaron), Doug Crow (Dusty), and Denise Hersh (Tim); Ed is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

    Memorial contributions may be made to TARC and sent in care of the funeral home.

    Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 28, 2021, at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Interment will follow in the Rossville Cemetery.