Cover photo for Charles Denzel Thompson's Obituary
Charles Denzel Thompson Profile Photo

Charles Denzel Thompson

May 4, 1933 — January 23, 2023

Marion

Charles Denzel Thompson

 

Charles Denzel Thompson, age 89, of Marion, Illinois,  passed away Monday, January 23, 2023 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.

Charles was born May 04, 1933 in rural Marion on the family farm, a son of Lawson and Irene (Willard) Thompson. His family moved to Creal Springs, where he attended school.  He joined the US Army for 1 year.  He married the love of his life, Inez T. Lenon on May 10, 1951 in Piggott, AR.  The couple moved to Oak Forest, IL and later to Tinley Park, IL.  In 1962 they moved back to Creal Springs.  Denzel worked as a Bricklayer and owned and operated Thompson Masonry for 40 years.  Denzel owned and trained thoroughbred race horses, enjoyed  hunting and took great pride in maintaining his yard.  

He is survived by his wife Inez T. Thompson of Marion, IL; two daughters, Barbara J. (David) Toler of Dongola, IL and Trish A. (Greg) Jennings of Johnston City, IL; six grandchildren, Anthony Thompson, Brett (Melissa) Vinson, Casey (Joseph) Restivo, Brandon (Angela) Jennings, Aaron (Rayna) Jennings, and Todd (Lydia) Jennings; fourteen great-grandchildren, Gavin Thompson, Jeffery Thompson, Xander Vinson, Makayla Kincaid, Lauren Jennings, Kailey Jennings, Elijah Jennings, Lawson Jennings, Araya Jennings, Keira Jennings, Nahum Jennings, Canon Jennings, Lainey Jennings, and Emmitt Jennings; one sister, Deloris Lafary of Marion, IL and one sister-in-law Netta Thompson of Marion, IL  He is preceded in death by one son, Bobby D. Thompson; one grandchild, Michael Thompson; his parents, Lawson and Irene Thompson; and two siblings, Herbert Thompson, Deon Thompson, and sister-in-law Betty Thompson.

Visitation will be Friday, January 27th, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Blue Funeral Home.  Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 27, 2023, 11:00 AM at Blue Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Shriner's Hospital.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles Denzel Thompson, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Blue Funeral Home -Marion

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, January 27, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Blue Funeral Home -Marion

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Friday, January 27, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Maplewood Cemetery

, Marion, IL 62959

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1202

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree