Marion

July 10, 1933 ~ August 15, 2021

Born in: Vincennes, Indiana
Resided in: Vincennes, Indiana

Marion Samuel “Sam” Thompson, 88 of Vincennes, Indiana, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 15, 2021 after a brief illness. He was born on Tuesday, July 10, 1933 to the union of Lloyd Wendell Thompson and Virginia Martin Thompson in Vincennes, Indiana.

Those left to cherish his memories include his daughters, Sami Westfall, husband Mike, Dana Thompson, 2 grandchildren, Zach Westfall wife Elizabeth, Virginia Westfall fiancé Kevin Grecco, 1 great-grandson, Colton Westfall, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife Martha Snyder Thompson, whom he married August 25, 1956. father, Lloyd Wendell Thompson, mother, Virginia Martin Thompson, son, James Michael Thompson, brother, Jim Thompson, along with other relatives and friends.

Sam was a graduate of Lincoln High School, attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachler Degree, served in the United States Marine Corp, during the Korean War era, he was in service in 1952~1955 he was in the 2nd Marine Division, Kearsarge Cruiser, he loved his country and loved to serve his country, he was a member of Community Methodist Church in Vincennes, Indiana. He was in many different clubs and lodges they include, Past commander of the VFW, American Legion, 40-8 Club, OES, President Harmony Society, 1998; Lifetime member of Elks, Vincennes, Lodge#1, Indianapolis Scottish Rite, Murat Temple, President Bookmen of America Richland and Vigo County, Beagle Clubs, National Geographic Society, and Gamma Tahi Upsilon.

Sam loved his church and his family very much. Fishing, reading books, and filling out cross word puzzles was some of favorite things to do. He loved to help out with the Toys for Tots at Christmas time, he would collect the toys and store them for the children that was to receive them, he will be deeply missed by all.

Services celebrating the life of Marion Samuel “Sam” Thompson will be held Friday, August 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home 524 Broadway Street Vincennes, Indiana. Officiating will be Pastor, Darren Williams. Interment will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Vincennes Indiana. Under the direction of Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home, Vincennes, Indiana.

Visitation for friends will be held Friday, August 20, 2021 at 12:00 Noon until service time at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Westfall, Zach Westfall, Kevin Grecco, Tony Burkhart, Dave Hunkler, and Harry Nolting.

Honorary Pallbearers include, Virginia Westfall, Colton Westfall, and Pek Thang.

Memorials made be made to the prayer garden at the Community United Methodist Church in Vincennes and to the Vincennes City Fire Department in honor of him.

On line condolences may be made at goodwinsievers.com

Services

Visitation: August 20, 2021 12:00 pm - August 20, 2021 2:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street
VINCENNES, IN 47591


Service: August 20, 2021 2:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street
VINCENNES, IN 47591


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  1. Dear Sami, Dana and Family,
    I’m wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sam was a special person in so many ways and will sorely be missed by all. Love, Aunt Etta

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. May you all be blessed at your gathering together with the sharing of wonderful memories.

  3. Semper Fi to a great Marine. So glad to have known Sam. His was a life well lived; a life to be celebrated

  4. Dana and Sami and family, so sorry for your loss.

    I always looked up to your dad. I thought the bookmobile was the neatest thing when I was growing up. He was always nice and I felt comfortable around him and your mom.

    Sam always had a “swagger” about him. He reminded me of Dean Martin.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you now and forever.

  5. ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELEY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

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