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[July 12, 2016]
- Terry R. Thompson, 69, of Lincoln, died at home on Sunday,
July 10, 2016, after a short but courageous fight with cancer. His
companion of 23 years, Janielle Bunner was by his side.
Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30
a.m. at Jefferson Street Christian Church
10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Terry R. Thompson, 69, of Lincoln, died at home
on Sunday, July 10, 2016, after a short but
courageous fight with cancer. His companion of 23
years, Janielle Bunner was by his side.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial
gathering will be held Thursday, July 14, 2016, from
9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Jefferson Street
Christian Church. Memorial services will follow at
10:30 with Pastor Michael Mallick officiating.
Burial will be at a later date. Holland Barry &
Bennett Funeral Home has been entrusted with his
Terry was born November 3, 1946, in Lincoln, the son
of Raymond and Alberta (Nance) Thompson. He was a
graduate of Lincoln Community High School and
Lincoln College. He served in the United States Army
from 1966-1968. He was a member of the American
Legion Post 263 and Jefferson Street Christian
Terry worked at Lehn and Fink, construction at
Clinton Power Plant, Elkhart Mine, and Lincoln
Elementary School District 27. After retirement from
District 27, he went to Lincoln College to work
Grounds Maintenance and then moved over to the new
Lincoln Center Building until his second retirement
in January of this year.
He made many friends throughout his life and would entertain them quite often in
his favorite spot "his garage". Taking care of and roaming around the yard were
Terry's favorite things to do. He thought of it as his ranch. Terry will be
greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Surviving are his two daughters: Lisa Thompson of Seattle, WA. and Sara (Rod
Purdue) Thompson of Clinton, granddaughter Brittney (Zach Brisard) Purdue of
Clinton, Grandson Aiden Purdue of Clinton, Great Grandson Grayson Brisard and
Great Granddaughter Hadlyn Brisard of Clinton; sister Debbie Morrow of Lincoln;
and the extended family of his companion Janielle Bunner: Todd (Gina) Bunner,
Scott Bunner, and their children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents Orville and Emily
Memorial donations may be made to Jefferson Street Christian Church or Memorial
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