Warren K. Thompson, 61 of Cowden, IL passed away at 7:30 PM Thursday Sept. 23, 2010 on the family farm.

Warren was born Dec. 19, 1948 in Shelby Co., IL the son of Walter F. and Eileen Pettyjohn Thompson.

Warren co-owned B & W Dozer Salvage for 35 years with his brother Barry.He was an active member of the Cowden Free Methodist Church where he served in many capacities including, Sunday school teacher and Bible study leader.On three separate occasions he traveled to Haiti to do Christian mission work.With his skills as a heavy equipment operator, Warren was involved in many construction projects for the Free Methodist Church Camp Ground at Cowden and for his family and friends.

Warren was a former member of the Shelby Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, the Cowden-Herrick Community Unit School District Board of Directors and the Experimental Aircraft Association.

His family was truly the center of his life and he was crazy about all of his grandkids.

He married Karon Barnes on Nov. 24, 1967 in Cowden and she survives.Also surviving are his two sons: Aric W. Thompson and wife Stephanie of Beecher City and Ryan K.

Thompson an wife Kristie of Olathe, KS; mother Eileen Thompson of Cowden; grandchildren: Ty, Kade, Kenzie and Beau; brothers: Alan Thompson and wife Marilyn of Tower Hill, IL and Barry Thompson and wife Jean of Shelbyville; sisters:
Anna Seely and husband Mark of Cowden and Nola Black of St. Elmo, IL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Janice Garriott and husband Troy of Sullivan, IL, Lyle Barnes and wife Carol of Cowden, Loren Barnes and wife Sharon of Cowden and Wilma Barnes of Cowden; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Walter F. Thompson, mother-in-law and father-in-law Frank and Leah Barnes and brother-in-law Keith Barnes.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Monday Sept. 27, 2010 in the Cowden Free Methodist Church.Rev. Jon Carroll and Pastor Steve Neville will officiate.Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM Sunday in the Church.Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden.Memorials can be made to the Cowden Free Methodist Church.On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.