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Stanford L. Thompson, 89, of Washington, passed away Saturday. Born March 31, 1927, in Fayette County, Illinois, he was the son of the late Albert and Olive (Stevens) Thompson. He graduated from high school in Flora, Illinois, in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On April 2, 1948, he married Betty J. Cannon.
He had a long career as a clerk for CSX Railroad. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Washington, and the American Legion Post 121. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. After retirement, he took up golf, and was a longtime member of the Washington Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Thompson; son Greg (Kimberly A.) Thompson; granddaughter Audrey L. (Adam) Chestnut; grandson Corey S. Thompson; sister-in-law Jessie Thompson; great-grandson Clayton R. Chestnut; great-granddaughters Callie R. and Cami R. Chestnut; and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Raine.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jeffery S. Thompson; two brothers, Byron and Joe Thompson; and a sister, Myrna Lovell.
Military graveside services will be accorded at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Cemetery in Washington, with Pastor Keith Meece officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Post 121 Color/Honor Guard, 501 E. Main St., Washington, IN 47501, or to Washington Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 261, Washington, IN 47501.Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com
Published on January 2, 2017
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