C. Royce “Pete” Thompson, 85, of Ursa, passed away at 5:05 AM, Monday, March 9, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy.
He was born on May 21, 1934, in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Louis and Joy (Jordan) Thompson.
Surviving are a nephew Lloyd (Marjorie) Wilkey of Evergreen Park, a niece Laura (Ricardo Bogaert-Alvarez) Wilkey of Denver, Colorado, three great nieces, one great nephew, 1 great great niece and 1 great great nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister J. Virginia (Carl) Wilkey, and a brother James (Janet) Thompson.
Pete was a 1953 graduate of Unity High School and served in the United States Army. He was an independent truck driver for many years before retiring in 2005. Pete loved to garden and gave away most of what he grew. He also enjoyed visiting friends in the local restaurants and post office.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the New Providence Cemetery, in Ursa with Reverend John Simpson officiating. Interment will follow. Memorials are suggested to the Good Samaritan Home.