Thomas Gerald Jerry Thompson, 73, of Jefferson City, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Adams Street Place. He was born on April 16, 1936, in Dierks, Ark., the son of Marvin Gerald and Jennie Mae Wisener Swift. In 1942, his mother married Joseph Roy Thompson who legally adopted and raised Jerry. He was united in marriage on July 5, 1958, in Hernando, Miss., to Nancy Sue Arnold who survives at the home. Jerry graduated from the University of Missouri in 1961, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He was an avid fan of Mizzou sports and loved football. He was employed by Mobil Oil Company and Buick Division of General Motors before joining Winnebago Industries where he became Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He later worked for Airstream, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He was employed by Paxton Lumber Company of Kansas City and managed their yards in New Orleans, La., Cincinnati, Ohio. Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Cay and Andy Piccolo, Gainesville, Ga.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Grant and Becky Thompson, Monroe La.; Jeffrey Lynn and Amy Thompson, Camdenton; 15 grandchildren; several foster grandchildren; and two brothers, Bill Thompson; Jefferson City; and Doug Thompson, Blacksburg, Va. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, step-father, and a grandson, Ben Thompson. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with Pastor Grant Foster officiating. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Miller Co. Historical Society, Tuscumbia, Mo; or to a charity of the donors choice. Those wishing to email condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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