James L. Thompson

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James L. Thompson, 77, of Trenton, IL, formerly of Belleville, IL, born June 1, 1944, in Sparta, IL, died Sunday, October 3, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Thompson retired from Liese Lumber, Belleville, IL, after 30 years of loyal employment. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Retirees and a faithful member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Jim was an avid St. Louis Cardinal’s fan, a former St. Louis Ram’s fan, and a brief St. Louis BattleHawks fan “Ka-Kaw”. In his younger years, he played baseball and softball. He thoroughly enjoyed his summer residence in Charlevoix, MI.  Jim was a U. S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford L. Thompson; and his mother and stepfather, Evelyn P., nee Vinson, (Charles) Jarvis.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Judy E., nee Knipp, Thompson, whom he married on February 8, 1969;
a daughter, Amy N. Thompson (fiancé, Jeff Ross);
three brothers, Thomas (Shirley) Thompson of Modesto, IL, Ronald Thompson of Swansea, IL, and Jay (Rita) Jarvis of Belleville, IL;
two sisters, Mary (David) Donley of Belleville, IL, and Nancy (Kurt) Rodenmeyer of Illinois;
and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Linus Blankets of Zion Lutheran Church, to Concordia Seminary, or to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines will be followed, including masks and social distancing.

 Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Pastor Darwin Schrader officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


11 Comments on James L. Thompson

Cheryl Thompson said : Guest Report Oct 08, 2021 at 1:11 PM

Judy and Amy, my thoughts are with you, may Jim rest in peace for a life well lived.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Rob and Denise said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2021 at 8:43 PM

Judy, Amy, Tom, Ron, Jay, Mary, Nancy, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Jim may he rest in peace and know that All of you are in our thoughts and prayers! Love you All!

  • Cuba
  • Mo
Dave & Ruth Bush said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2021 at 4:11 PM

Judy and Amy we are saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. May the Lord comfort you in the days ahead. We have many fond memories of our times shared together in Young Couples.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Becky Bodenstab said : Guest Report Oct 05, 2021 at 2:00 PM

My prayers are with you through this time of transition. We know he is waiting for you in heaven!

  • Pontoon Beach
  • Illinois
Judy Rowe said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2021 at 11:17 PM

So sorry Judy and Amy. May you find comfort in the many years of fun memories. My sincere sympathy.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois, 62226
Christy Murray said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2021 at 8:45 PM

Amy, You and your mom are in my prayers. —May you find some peace in the days ahead.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
angela.wrather@live.com said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2021 at 7:07 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss… our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time… we will remember Jim fondly and cherish him in our hearts… 🤟🏼🤟🏼🤟🏼🤟🏼

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
THERESA F BUTLER said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2021 at 4:44 PM

So sad to learn of Jim's passing, he was one of the most kind and decent men I have ever known. We are his neighbors in Charlevoix and Jim was so kind and friendly everyday. God Bless his soul and spirit! Love, Tess and Steve

  • Charlevoix
  • Michigan
JoLynn Bien said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2021 at 3:54 PM

Mary deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother. He now can rest in peace. JoLynn & Max

  • Belleville
  • IL
Terry and Michelle Ellis said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2021 at 3:45 PM

Judy, We were so very sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Carlyle
  • IL
Henry T Vinson said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2021 at 12:45 PM

My Nephew whom I thought a lt of.. My he rest in peace and no longer in pain. MY THE LORD WATCH BETWEEN ME WHILE WE ARE ABSENT, ONE FROM THE OTHER. ...AND THE UNTIL WE SHALL MEET AGAIN . PEACE.

  • Momence
  • IL

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