Benjamin Franklin Thompson


Benjamin Franklin Thompson, 83, of Dugger, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. He was born Jan. 24, 1933, in Vincennes, to Thomas Henry and Mary Nancy Snyder Thompson.
Benjamin was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran, retired from General Electric in Linton, was a member of the Dugger American Legion Post 224, and a member of the Church of Christ in Dugger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vanessa Lou Terhune Thompson in 2008; two brothers, Harry V. Thompson and Joseph Thompson; and two sisters, Edith Carrie and Henrietta Covey.
Survivors include two sons, Franklin L. Thompson (Sharon) of Terre Haute and Willian Thompson (Cindy) of Bourbonnais, Ill.; two daughters, Janie K. Pfaff (David) of Willow Branch and Jennifer Thompson of Dugger; two brothers, Thomas Thompson (Elizabeth) of Linton and Guy Thompson (Susie) of Arizona; eight grandchildren, Ryan Thompson (Ashley), Tim Thompson, Aaron Pfaff (Cara), Amanda Ruble (Rob), Andrew Benjamin Pfaff, Samuel Pfaff, Mitchell Thompson (Amy) and Kristen Thompson; and five great-grandchildren; Ava Pfaff, Avalon Thompson, Kellen Ruble, Landon Hoffner and Mia Hoffner.
Funeral services will be at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, with Brother Alan Borders officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, from 5 until 8 p.m. Interment will follow in Dugger Cemetery with military graveside rites by Dugger American Legion Post 224.
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