Tony E. Thompson, 82, of Carmi passed at 9:28 a.m., Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Enfield Healthcare and Rehab in Enfield, IL. He was born in Broughton, IL on February 6, 1939 the son of Claude Willis and Leda Marie (Bell) Thompson. Tony married Margaret Ann Hosick on November 28, 1958 and she preceded him in death on February 6, 2013. Tony retired as a distributor for RC Cola and previous to that worked for Martin and Bayley at Big Star Grocery Store. He was a member of Cherry St. General Baptist Church in Carmi as well as the Norris City and Enfield Masonic Lodges. He had served as a Past Master at Carmi and Enfield lodges. Tony enjoyed life and the many friends he made over the years.
Tony is survived by his children, Brian (Nedra) Thompson and Toni Marchelle Finchem both of Carmi; two grandchildren, Jesse (Kassie) Thompson and Shaley Finchem; and was PeePaw to Wyatt and Sloan. Also surviving are two sisters, Brenda Ingram and Cindy (Chris) Shaffer both of Carmi; and brother-in-law, Dean (Sheila) Hosick of Enfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret; a brother, Terry Thompson and brother-in-law, Rick Ingram.
Funeral services for Tony E. Thompson, 82, of Carmi will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in Kingdom Cemetery near Carmi. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home with Masonic Rites being held at the conclusion of visitation. Memorial contributions may be made in Tony's memory to Enfield Healthcare Activity Department and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.