LOUISVILLE — Cletus William Thompson, 82, of Louisville, passed away December 21, 2012.
He was retired Senior Vice President of Underwritings for Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. He was born in Paducah, Ky., and graduated salutatorian from Reidland High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Mason and member of the Scottish Rite, member of the Honorary Order of the Kentucky Colonels, volunteer for the Wesley House and enjoyed playing dartball. He was faithful and active in his church, Christ Church United Methodist. He loved life and most of all his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Curtis and Effie Mae Thompson.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Amanda Jane Michael Thompson; his daughter, Susan Elizabeth Gault, Lexington, Ky.; his son, Michael James Thompson; his sister, Helen Louise Jones, Paducah; his adored granddaughter, Amanda Elizabeth Gault (who was the apple of his eye), Lexington; niece, Marcia Gleeson (Bobby), Paducah; and nephew, Darrell Jones (Sherry), Paducah.
He was loved by everyone and touched so many hearts. He was a true blessing on this earth and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville.
Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville.
Memorials to Christ Church United Methodist or Wesley House.