James Thompson

James J. Thompson

Monday, December 5th, 1949 - Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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James J. Thompson “Jim” age 69, of Independence, Missouri passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019. He was born on December 5, 1949 in Independence, Missouri to Fred O. Thompson and Martha M. (Perry) Thompson. Jim graduated from Van Horn High School. In Independence, Missouri. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and served 4 years. Jim worked for Butler Manufacturing, Allis Chalmers/Agco as an engineer, and Haldex Brake Systems. Jim attended UMKC and received a Master’s and 4 Bachelor’s Civil and Mechanical Engineering. After retirement Jim, enjoyed woodworking and taking care of his 2 acres of landscaping. Jim, along with his 2 beloved dogs became involved in Pet Partners, and this is where he found what he truly loved. Jim is preceded in death by his parents Fred and Martha Thompson and a brother Leon Thompson. Survivors include: wife Karen (Stucker) Thompson; daughter Dee Farrand and her husband Bruce; daughter Mandy Thompson and her partner Casey Jackson; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother Charles Thompson and his wife Mary; sister Dorothy Barrant; many nieces and nephews; extended family and friends. The family would like to express their sincere thanks for the care that Jim received at KC Hospice and their staff. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wayside Waifs, KC Hospice or Pet Partners.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 1st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, August 1st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    18020 E. 39th St.
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  • Service

    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 10:00am
    Graveside Service At Mount Washington Forever Cemetery
  • Interment

    Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery


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Dana Tadlock

Posted at 04:03pm
Karen, Dee, Mandy and the entire family - I am so sorry to hear about Jim passing. I know this is hard on all of you. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. This is just another reminder that we need to keep in touch with the people who matter to us. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help ease the burden. = Dana

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