ELKHART – Roscoe Loyd Thompson, 91, died April 5, 2010, at the Morton County Hospital in Elkhart.
He was born May 18, 1918, to John Miles and Lula Ann (Hathcoat) Thompson in Texas County, Okla.
He married Helen Arlene Dec. 25, 1940, in Elkhart. She died Dec. 11, 2002.
He graduated from Elkhart High School.
Roscoe was a farmer and helped his brother, Bonnie, in aerial spraying. He managed the Morton County Airport for ten years, was the co-founder and vice president of Southwest Savings and Loan, and owned Thompson Classic Cars. He was a civilian pilot instructor at Laison Flying School during World War II and was also a flight instructor in Elkhart.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Elkhart.
Roscoe served on the City Council, was a past County Commissioner, a member of Elkhart Lodge #422, 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Flying Farmers Association, Association of American Pilots, Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, and a Past Board of Director for the Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Roscoe enjoyed flying, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by two sons, Mark Skyler Thompson, Elkhart and Gary Miles Thompson, Ft. Collins, Colo.; one daughter, Vicki Jane Noffsinger, Denver; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Tony Thompson; brother, Bonnie Thompson; and four sisters, Mildred Warnock, Buena Bradfield, Broma Bagley and Million Thompson.
o Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Elkhart, with Pastor Bruce Ferguson presiding.
Burial will be at the Elkhart Cemetary conducted by Hugoton Masonic Lodge No. 406.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Garnard Funeral Home in Elkhart.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.