Leo L. Thompson

March 12, 2022

Leo L. Thompson passed away at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville on Saturday March 12. He was 96 years old.

Born at Crawfordsville to Leo And Pearl Dean (Reynolds) Thompson Sr.

He graduated from Crawfordsville High School class of 1943. He immediately joined the US Air Force. Stationed with the “Mighty Eight AF” 446 bomber group in Bungay England as an armorer for the B-24, a plane he held in the highest regard. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Berean Sunday school Class.

On June 11, 1950 he married Betty Lou Bose and they were blessed with three sons. Almost all his life was spent farming, for 60 years on their farm near Mace. Farming was his life.

He was a quiet and, a good and faithful husband and father. A staunch Christian since childhood. He is loved and will be missed.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of 71 years; sons, Bradley (Jan), Eric (Vicki) and Martin (Carla); grandchildren, Jeremiah (Jami) Zachary, Jerad, and Leigh (James) Yerk; great-grandchildren, Cade and Cora Thompson, Walton, June and Ruth Yerk.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Gordon (Marcia) Thompson, Geraldine (James) Coover, David (Jean) Thompson, Mary (James) Albin and Thomas (Evelyn) Thompson.

There will be no services. Cremation was entrusted to Hunt & Son Funeral Home. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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