Allen B. Thomp­son

Record Observer - - Obituaries -

ROCK HALL — Allen Bennett “Benny” Thomp­son of Rock Hall died Satur­day, Oct. 22, 2016 at Au­tumn Lake Health­care in Ch­ester­town. He was 70.

M r . Thomp­son was born Aug. 5, 1946 in Ch­ester­town, the son of the late Roy and Blanche Thomp­son. Ben­nie at­tended school in Sudlersville and af­ter the eighth grade, he went to work on the fam­ily farm. He then went to work for Chrysler be­fore be­ing drafted in the United States Army, where he served dur­ing Viet­nam. Af­ter an hon­or­able dis­charge, he con­tin­ued his ser­vice to his coun­try for 20 more years in the Na­tional Guard.

He mar­ried Frances Kay Thomp­son on July 8, 1994, and shortly af­ter in 1996, he re­tired from Chrysler. Ben­nie was a mem­ber of the Sgt. Pre­ston Ashley Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 228 in Rock Hall and a past mem­ber of the Milling­ton VFW. He en­joyed fish­ing, camp­ing, play­ing soft­ball and golf, cook­ing and play­ing horse­shoes. He also loved sing­ing, drink­ing beer and whiskey and danc­ing.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he was pre­ceded in death by one son, Jar­rett Thomp­son; two broth­ers, Leroy and Will Thomp­son; and two sis­ters, Deloris Con­nol­ley and Doris New­some.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Frances Kay Thomp­son of Rock Hall; two sons, Shawn Thomp­son of Milling­ton and Lance Thomp­son (Erika) of Wor­ton; one step­daugh­ter, Kim­berly Koele­man (Arno) of Naples, Fla.; three sis­ters, Char­lotte “Chi” Davis of Milling­ton, Elsie Pip­pin of Crys­tal Beach and Joyce Ann Ge­orge of Milling­ton; and seven grand­chil­dren, Con­ner Thomp­son, Lance Devin Thomp­son, Joshua Thomp­son, Collin Thomp­son, De­laney Louise Thomp­son, Sonni Scar­lett Thomp­son and Priscilla Rowe Thomp­son.

A vis­i­ta­tion was held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thurs­day, Oct. 27, at Fel­lows, Helfen­bein & New­nam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Ch­ester­town. Ser­vices fol­lowed at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, con­tri­bu­tions can be sent to the Sgt. Pre­ston Ashley Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 228, P.O. Box 207, Rock Hall, MD 21661.

On­line con­do­lences can be sent to the fam­ily at www.fh nfu­ner­al­


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