Douglas LaVerne Thompson, 52, Iola, Kansas, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Douglas was born Sept. 10, 1960, in Fort Scott, the son of Glenn LaVerne and Bernita June (Stine) Thompson. He grew up in Bronson until the family moved to Iola where he graduated from high school in 1977. He joined the U.S. Army and served three years, including a year in Turkey, before he was honorably discharged.
He returned to Iola where he worked for Gates Corporation from 1988 until 2005. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and four-wheelers and attending stock car races.
He is survived by his son, Kenneth J. Thompson and wife Keshia; his parents, Bernita and Jack Dawson, Iola; one sister, Sharon Roush and husband George, Carrollton, Md.; one grandson, Quintin Avery Thompson; two nephews, Tyler and Brandon Roush; and two great-nieces, Mallory and Kirsten Roush.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn LaVerne “Cap” Thompson, and grandparents Millicent and Glenn Thompson and Mildred and Kenneth Stine.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial will follow at Bronson Cemetery.
Memorials to Bronson United Methodist Church may be left with the funeral home.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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