Jerry R. Thompson
Jerry R. Thompson, 67 of Joy, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Aledo Rehab & Healthcare Center. Per Jerry’s wishes, cremation rites were accorded and there will be no formal services. Speer Funeral Home, Aledo is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at www.speerfuneralhome.com.
Jerry was born on Aug. 17, 1944 in Moline to Robert R. & Dorothy M. (Swanson) Thompson. He married Mary Wakeland on Sept. 10, 1971 in Joy.
Jerry was a self-employed, dedicated over the road truck driver. He cherished the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons: Steve Thompson and his wife, Lisa of Cambridge and Leon Thompson and his fiancé, Sarah, of Muscatine, Iowa; four granddaughters: Kelsey, Mallorie, Mady and Ella Thompson; two step-grandchildren: Brittany and Nick Wilson; four brothers: Roger Thompson of Texas; Bob Thompson of New Windsor; Ronnie Thompson of Galva and Russ Thompson of Cambridge and two sisters: Darlene Swanson of Florida and Eilene DeFrieze of New Boston. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: his twin, Larry, and Richard.