Harvey T. Thompson, 78, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal.
He was born Feb. 4, 1935, to Emil and Pearl (Ingraham) Thompson in rural Seward County.
He married Retta Mangels in 1953.
He then married Marilyn K. (Lewis) Freeman June 1, 1962, in Liberal. She survives.
He attended country school at Green Valley and graduated from Liberal High School in 1952.
He served his country as a medic in the United States Army from 1958 – 1960 during peacetime. After discharge, he worked for Midwestern Drilling. He attended trade schools for diesel mechanics and refrigeration while employed at Liberal Truck Service. He worked at several local trucking firms in Liberal during his career. The couple owned and operated Thompson Rentals which comprised of 28 homes and rentals. Most recently, he was a transfer driver for Kansas Truck Center.
He was a member of the former St. Paul United Methodist Church, A former Elks Club member. He was also a member of the NRA.
Other survivors include two sons, Randy R. Thompson and wife, Janet, Liberal, and Alan D. Freeman and wife, Janet K., Liberal; two daughters, Dena Freeman Allen and husband, Larry, Liberal, and Vickie Thompson, Liberal; nine grandchildren, Trevor Thompson and wife, Renee, Teresa Andrade and husband, Jon, Jason Ott and wife, Marilyn, Kristy Brazeal and husband, Billy, Rusty Allen and wife, Julie, Misti McLain and husband, Robert, Mandi Cain and husband, Heath, Preston Freeman and Heather Freeman; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Teena Marie Thompson, one brother, Eldon E. “Bud” Thompson, and one sister, Edna P. Carlile
• Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Liberal, with Pastor Jerry Odle and Pastor Terry Ford presiding.
Burial will take place at Liberal Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family present from 6:30 to 8 at Brenneman Funeral Home
Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneral home.com.