Paul K. Thompson, 80, of Machesney Park passed away Tuesday January 1, 2013
at Rosewood Care Center in Rockford.Paul was born on January 7, 1932
in Kingsport, TN, the son of Woodrow and Tennessee Thompson.
He married Vera I. Murphy on August 30, 1952 and she preceded
him in death on January 4, 2012 after 59 years of marriage.
Paul was retired after 43 years of service with Atwood Vacuum,
he served in the Army during the Korean War from 1949-1953 where he received a Purple Heart.
Paul is survived by his children: Paul K. Thompson, Jr (Ada) of Loves Park,
Pattie Reuber (William) of Roscoe, Susan Foss (James) of Rice Lake, WI,
Donald Thompson of FL.; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren;
brothers T. C. Thompson of Machesney Park and Robert Thompson of Beloit, WI.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vera and one brother Willie Thompson.
A service to celebrate Paul's life will be 11:00 a.m. Friday January 4, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road Machesney Park with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Entombment with Military Honors by Loves Park VFW will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com