|Larry Ray Thompson, 66, Galesburg, died at 8:21 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Seminary Manor.
He was born July 30, 1945 in Galesburg, the son of Marvin Ray and Irene Head Thompson. He married Judy Mills. He later married Phyllis Butler Reimolds on June 6, 2008 in Ft. Madison, Iowa.
He is survived his wife, Phyllis; two sons, James Ray (and Debbie) Thompson of Wataga, Ill. and Jerry Wayne (and Vicki) Thompson of Galesburg; three stepchildren, Ed, Dennis (and Vicki), and Marcie Reimolds; 11 grandchildren, Steven Ray Thompson Sr., Marvin Chris Thompson, Brendan James Thompson, Kylee Lynn Thompson, Abbey Lambin, Aaron Lambin, Valerie (and Kent) Smith, Hunter Reimolds, Jordan Reimolds, Elisha Reichert, and Thomas Reichert; four great grandchildren, Jayden Ray Thompson, Steven Ray Thompson Jr., Nevaeh Fay Thompson, and Wyatt Smith; many more grandchildren; a brother, Gary (and Beth) Thompson of Galesburg; two nieces, Caitlyn Thompson of Bloomington, Ind. and Laura Porter of Sterling, Ill., his nephew, Adam Rash of Chicago, Ill.; several cousins survive, including, Janice (Bob) Haigh, Sharon (Dean) Smiddy, Connie Dennis and Jesse (Darlene) Ferguson, his dog, Gizmo; and his cat, Sophie. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Larry was a barber first on South Seminary St. He later drove truck with his father for Thompson Trucking for several years. He then was a truck driver for eight years for ADM. He went back to being a barber and had his own shop on Monmouth Blvd. for 25 years and then worked as a barber at Hill Correctional Facility for 7 1/2 years, where he was a supervisor.
Larry was raised in Cameron, Ill. and graduated from Warren High School in 1963. He graduated from Lincoln Barber College in East Moline.
Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 in East Linwood Cemetery. Rev. Lewis Neal will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made to the family to establish a memorial in Larry's name at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.