PITTSBURG — Donald Thompson, 70, of Pittsburg died at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac.
He was born Dec. 16, 1941, in Cherokee County the son of Chester W. and Ines (Standley) Thompson.
Don was a graduate of Crawford County High School in Cherokee and then attended Pittsburg State University for two years, focusing on drafting technology.
He worked as a draftsman for the Kansas City Re-development Authority in Kansas City, Mo., was the owner/operator of the Cherokee Liquor Store. He worked for Parsons Motors and O’Reilly Auto Parts in Pittsburg and worked for a number of years for Monsour’s Warehouse. He also enjoyed and was a very skilled carpenter and a collector of statues, figurines, etc.
Don was a Methodist and was a former member of the Cherokee United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three brothers, Howard Thompson of Pittsburg, Gary Thompson of Cherokee and Roger Thompson of Parsons; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Caroldene Lovelady; a brother, Harold Thompson; and two nephews, Mike Lovelady and Kenny Thompson.
According to Don’s wishes, he will be cremated. A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cherokee City Cemetery with Chuck Cook officiating. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Harry Hynes Hospice and sent to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, 66762.
Online condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.