Harvey T. Thompson, 78, died Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Southwest Medical Center , Liberal. He was born February 4, 1935 in rural Seward County , the son of Emil and Pearl (Ingraham) Thompson. He married Retta Mangels in 1953, he later married Marilyn K. (Lewis) Freeman on June 1, 1962, at Liberal, Ks. She survives. A lifelong resident of Liberal, Harvey 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. He and Marilyn 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.
Survivors: 2 Sons Randy R. Thompson & wife Janet Liberal
Alan D. Freeman & wife Janet K. Liberal
2 Daughters Dena Freeman Allen & husband Larry Liberal
Vickie Thompson Liberal
9 Grandchildren: Trevor Thompson & wife Renee, Teresa Andrade & husband Jon, Jason Ott & wife Marilyn, Kristy Brazeal & husband Billy, Rusty Allen & wife Julie, Misti McLain & husband Robert, Mandi Cain & husband Heath, Preston Freeman and Heather Freeman.
19 Great Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, Infant Daughter Teena Marie Thompson, 1 Brother Eldon E. “Bud” Thompson, 1 Sister Edna P. Carlile
Funeral Service: 2:00 pm Friday, January 24, 2014 at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Liberal, with Pastor Jerry Odle and Pastor Terry Ford presiding.
Visitation: 1pm to 8pm Wednesday and 9am to 8pm Thursday, with family present from 6:30 to 8:00 at Brenneman Funeral Home
Burial: Will take place at Liberal Cemetery , Liberal, Ks
Memorial Contributions: May be given to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in care of Brenneman Funeral Home – 1212 W. 2nd – Liberal, Ks 67901
Condolences: May be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com