MARION — Frank Earl Thompson, 45, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, in Harrisburg.
Frank was born June 11, 1974, in Marion, to Walter C. and Georgia Dell (Ewing) Thompson.
He was a star athlete who played numerous sports for Marion High School and then went on to success at the collegiate level at Greenville College.
Frank had an infectious laugh that went along with his million-dollar smile. He was extremely personable and never met a stranger. He was a sharp dresser who worked hard as a barber at “Gabbys” in Marion and at different locations in the metro Atlanta area. He was a gifted artist who will be dearly missed by his many family and friends.
Survivors include six children, Abrianna Thompson of Metropolis, Frank Thompson II of Johnston City, Quinton Thompson of Carterville, Delaney Thompson of Johnston City, Kennedy Brewer of St. Louis, and Malachi Thompson of Metropolis; grandchild, Josiah Hart of Metropolis; close companion, Michelle Webb of Johnston City; 10 brothers and sisters, Walter Thompson and wife, Velma, of Marion, Jamie Thompson and wife, Joyce, of Marion, Eddie Thompson and wife, Diane, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Robert Thompson and wife, Dorothy Underwood, of Marion, Anna Blackwell and husband, Archie, of Carrier Mills, Tony Thompson and wife, Angela, of Augusta, Georgia, Linda Thompson of Marion, Mark Thompson and wife, Selina, of Marion, Michael Thompson and wife, Roshika, of Houston, Texas, and Patricia Thompson of Marion; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, William Thompson.
A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Paul's Chapel in Marion. Afterwards a reception will be held at the Boyton Street Community Center in Marion. Inurnment will be at a later date at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial arrangements were made at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.
Memorials may be made to Mental Health Awareness and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home, 1704 N. Court St., Marion, IL 62959.
For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.