William Michael “Mike” Thompson, of Gardner, passed away Aug. 25, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center.
Mike was born December 8, 1953 in Kansas City, Kan to William Robert and Betty Lee (Vaughn) Thompson. He grew up in Kansas City, Kan where he graduated from Washington High School and attended Kansas City Kansas Community College. Mike lived in Gardner, Kan most of his adult life. He remarried Rhonda Sue Fox on Feb. 13, 2009. Mike worked as a foreman for McCorkendale of Stilwell, KS until 2009. He has worked for KGP in Gardner for the last four years. He was a member of New Life Community Church and the Greater Kansas City Laborer’s Union. Mike was an avid golfer, played guitar and loved his grandchildren and special puppy, Zeek. He will be missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents. William is survived by his wife of the home; children: William Michael Thompson II and wife Melissa, Osawatomie, Kan, Mandy Sue Thompson, Oskaloosa, Kan; Jerrilee and husband Tim Schallert, Gladstone, Mo and Jessica Ray Fox, Mission, Kan; sister, Terry Mills and husband Tony, Kansas City, Kan and nine grandchildren.
Celebration of Life will be held 7:00 pm Thur., Aug. 27, 2015 at New Life Community Church, 17935 Moonlight Rd., Gardner, Kan. Visitation before the service from 6 to 7 pm also at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Community Church. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.