PADUCAH, KY - James Reed (Jim) Thompson, 69, of Paducah, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Thompson was a graduate of Symsonia High School and a former Director of Public Works for the City of Paducah. He was a member of St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church in Paducah. Mr. Thompson was an avid racing fan and enjoyed coaching his granddaughters in fast pitch softball. Even Through several years of declining health, Mr. Thompson was a faithful and loving husband, dad, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved his family very much and we are so blessed for the memories we have in our hearts.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 47 years, Carolyn Sanders Thompson, two daughters, Debbie Jones and husband Scott of Paducah, Leigh Anne Thompson of La Grange, KY, one son, Chris Thompson and wife Angela of Paducah, one brother, Danny S. Thompson and wife Joyce of Paducah, eight grandchildren, Jennifer Jones Nichols and husband Jeff, Jamie Jones, Randa Jones, Jared Jones, Spencer Sorensen and wife Shayla, Amy Sorensen, Crystal Thompson and Johnathan Thompson, two great grandchildren, Jayden Nichols and Landyn Sorensen.
Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Thompson and Lena Starks Thompson.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church with Rev. Brian Roby officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
The Thompson family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. followed by prayers at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012 and from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
In lieu of flowers, the Thompson family requests expressions of sympathy be made to: St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church Building Fund 116 S. 6th St. Paducah, KY 42001 and to: Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation 301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Louisville, KY 40202-1594 You may light a candle of remembrance and leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com
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