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Albert Thompson - View his service on our links page

Albert Thompson - View his service on our links page

Albert Thompson, age 96, of Quincy, died on May 5, 2020 in Blessing Hospital. Albert was born on August 2, 1923 in St. Louis, MO the son of Albert and Eva (Payne) Thompson. He married Eleanor Jenkins on December 24, 1955 in Quincy. She preceded him in death on June 11, 2003.

Albert was a product of the Quincy Public Schools and began his service to our country in 1942 - 1945 in the United States Army, serving under General George Patton as an Infantry Gunner. He received Battle Stars for the Battle of Northern France, the Battle of Rhineland, Battle of the Ardennes, Battle of Normandy, and the Battle for Central Europe.

Albert was featured in a video by The Crossing church honoring all veterans at Quincy University Stadium on July 4, 2019. He was presented the Quilt of Valor Wednesday August 22, 2019 at the Illinois Veternas Home by Richard Morris, a Representative of the Tri-County Quilt of Valor Organization. Albert went on Mission #56 of the Great River Honor Flight to our nations capital on September 26, 2019. He was the honoree in the Quincy Veterans Parade on November 9, 2019.

Mr. Thompson worked for Pureless Pump Co., from 1942 – 1950. The Electric Wheel from 1950 - 1982. He became a supervisor in 1965, which the company was by then known as Firestone and served in that position until retirement. Albert served as chairman on the police and fire commission for 23 years for the City of Quincy. Albert served on the YMCA Board from 1956 – 1959. He served on the Board of Neighborhood Federation, where he organized opportunities for needy families in the black community. These included back to school supplies and Christmas gifts. In 1978, he received the Quincy Family Service Agency Award for Outstanding Community Service. Albert was also a committee member of the Frederick Ball Center. He is a past member of the Palmyra Community Club and Member of the Penny D. Lewis Foundation.

Albert was a mentor for all Youth Organizing and coached softball and basketball teams helping to bring neighborhoods together. He was an immeasurable support person 'Mister Go Between' for both adults and youth. Albert was editor of a neighborhood newspaper informing the community of youth activities. Albert taught the youth about loving and trusting the Lord.

Albert was a member of First Baptist Church serving as a trustee, usher and was on various Church Committees.

Albert Thompson was known in the community as a grandpa, father and everything anyone needed him to be. Above all he was a man of integrity.

Albert is survived by:
Long time friend: Georgia "Gilberta" Bailey
Grandchildren: Andre Davis and Angela Davis
Two Great-grandchildren: Quentin Davis and Collin Davis
Step-Daughter: Wanda Bell
Step-grandchildren: Nicole Williams, Brandon Williams and Derek Williams
A brother: Richard 'Dick' Thompson and his wife Mary.
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

In addition to his wife, Albert was preceded in death by his parents, his son Thomas Davis, and siblings: Charles, Thomas, Orville, Patty, Imogene, Eleanor, Betty and Julia.


Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, there will be private service for Albert. Interment will take place at Greenmount Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all their friends and family for their love and support during this time. Please be with us in prayer and feel free to send a card or note to the family directly or through the funeral home. Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Hal Koenig
Quincy, IL
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Such a kind man. May we all follow in his footsteps! Prayers to all his family
From:
John R. Green
Springfield, IL
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One of my Parents friends we all knew him as "Einstein " loved talking to him he was a true blessing and will be missed God Bless him!
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Dick & Pat Wentura
quincy, IL
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Dear Thompson Family,
Albert and I served on the Quincy Police and Fire Commission together for many years. It was a pleasure to work with a man of his nature and ability.
He was truly a good man and I am so happy to have known him.
Dick & Pat Wentura
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Mike Moyers
Maywood, MO
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My condolences to all of Mr. Thompson’s family and friends. We were lucky to have had him for 96 years.
From:
Sharon A Wilson-Foster
Joliet, IL
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Mr. Thompson is remembered fondly as a staple of our youth in Quincy. I give God thanks for His commitment to our community and for granting him a long life. May God's peace and comfort surround his family and friends in this season. Love & Prayers
From:
Lisa Sam's Cobb
Phoenix, AZ
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Dear Family,
My deepest sympathy for the loss of Mr. Thompson.
He was a close friend of my dad and mom, Bill and Marie Young. During my work at the day care center Mr. Thompson was seen as a valuable part of our community and always ready to assist anyone in need.
He will truly be missed.
Prayers for the family and friends, that God will give you peace that passes all understanding 🙏
From:
Lemonia Sims
Quincy, IL
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I met Mr. Thompson through Baldwin School he was always so nice and warmhearted towards me and made me feel special every time I was in his presence he will be dearly missed
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Eddie Fletcher
Quincy, IL
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To the family of Albert Thompson. We as the whole Quincy community share in your loss. Every person I know has stories of how much Albert gave of his self to help them or his beloved community. Albert was a stellar Police and Fire Commissioner. He also helped shape the lives of all the youths in the Fredrick Ball community. He loved to talk and always shared a laugh with whoever was in his company. Then I recently learned that he was a war hero. This man was an example of a life well lived. We’ll miss his long talks, his laughter and his giving. Let’s honor him by being the example he set for us all. I thank God for a great friend and mentor. So grateful God blessed him with such a long and fruitful life. He taught us how to live. May he Rest In Peace.
The family of Lt. Eddie Fletcher
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Jim & Roseann Terwelp
Quincy, IL
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Nicole I remember when you would talk about your grandfather it was always caring and love.
From:
Dane Howard Humphrey
QUINCY, IL
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Mr Albert was instrumental in helping all of us as youths. Praying for his Family and all who will miss him.
From:
Keith Frank
Normal, IL
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Albert Thompson was the real deal! He will surely be missed by the community and those who loved him. He was a very fair man, who always had a ready smile and a kind word for anyone nearby. Rest in peace, Mr. Thompson! God's rich blessings to all of your family in this time of mourning.
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Pastor Cecil Fletcher
Quincy, IL
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I thank God for his wisdom and foreknowledge. So many of us who were blessed in our youth and adult life to be able to walk in the pathway of an ordinary man who was blessed to to extraordinary things. One main thing that has stayed with me for almost 56yrs was the early evening of June 24 1964, when Albert and Judge Richard Schultz drove to my scout camp to bring me home and inform me of the loss of my dear mother. 12 yrs later Albert was instrumental in paving the way for me becoming a Quincy Police Officer. Many memories of insight and guidance as a father figure mentor and friend. I thank God for this servant of God. My prayers go to Alberts family and his numerous friends. He was truly part of the greatest generation.

Prayerfully submitted
Reverend Cecil G. Fletcher
Pastor of Union Missionary Baptist Church.
From:
Dave
Quincy, IL
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I always loved visiting with Albert. He always came to our Worship Services and I know that he is with our Lord. He will be dearly missed by everyone here at IVHQ
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pat slothouber veile
nebo, IL
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Sympathies to Dick and family in the loss of his brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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Tom and Janet Scobee
Quincy, IL
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Dick I did not know your brother. I read his obituary. He was quite a man. Would have liked to know him. Sorry for your loss
From:
Christi May
Quincy, IL
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Dick and Mary, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your brother. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers at the difficult time.
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Michele
Osage Beach, MO
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I met Mr. T (as I called him) way back in Baldwin School. He always made me laugh and I enjoyed seeing him at school. I kept him in my thoughts for many years, not knowing that so many years will go by that he would end up being the great grandfather of my two children. In which I could not have asked for a better great grandfather for my children. We r so happy to be a part of this family. Hugs and Kisses to the family! Love and Miss You, Always and Forever Grandpa.
From:
Francene Pelmon
Chicago, IL
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My deepest condolences to Andre, Angela and family. Your Grandad was a loving and dedicated man that served his country.
From:
Judy Willer
Monmouth, IL
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Clearance, was sorry to hear of your brother's passing. Remamber the video he was featured in for The Crossing. Prayers for his family.
From:
Keith Bradshaw
quincy, IL
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my deepest sympathy to the Thompson family
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George/Lynne Scholz
QUINCY, IL
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To all of the Thompson’s and Albert’s extended family and great friends ... The Quincy Community lost another Icon, a wonderful man, beloved family friend and War Hero. All of us in Quincy and certainly the Scholz Family were blessed to have been influenced by Albert. Suspect Albert and Dad have been breakfasting together and may continue to be solving world problems. God Bless.