J. David Thompson, Jr.

Aug 22nd, 1944 - Oct 17th, 2021


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Oct. 22nd, 2021 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Oct. 23rd, 2021 10:00 AM


Rose Hill Cemetery

Sat, Oct. 23rd, 2021 11:00 AM

J. David Thompson, Jr.

Marion- J. David Thompson, Jr., age 77, of Marion, passed away at 8:51pm on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

John David Thompson, Jr., was born in Springfield, Illinois on August 22, 1944, the son of Doris Evelyn (Rust) and John David Thompson, Sr.  He married Judith Mae Arnold in Vienna on March 17, 1962 and together they have shared over 59 ½ years of marriage.  She survives in Marion.

J. David had proudly worked as a realtor since 1978.  Extremely passionate about the Marion community, Mr. Thompson had served as past President of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, where he had also been named Man of the Year and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. Past President of the Egyptian Board of Realtors, J. David was also active in Marion Youth baseball and the Marion Lions Club.

J. David was a member of the Marion Church of Christ, where he also served as an Elder.

Above all, J. David’s love for Christ, His church and our family ruled!! He had the largest heart and loved to help people at each and every opportunity, most of which he created! He built a wonderful life for us.

Survivors include his wife- Judy Thompson of Marion

Son- Neil and Stephanie Anne Thompson of Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Daughter- Lisa Christine and Danny Graves of Benton, Arkansas

Son- Robbie Parker and Megan Thompson of Marion

Eight Grandchildren- David Neil (Catie) Thompson, Jr.

     Edward Paul Thompson

     Mary Katherine Thompson (Geoff) Card

     Matthew Thompson

     Hayden (Jordan) Graves

     Alex (Renae) Graves

     Liam Thompson

     Jefferson Thompson

Two Great Grandchildren- Jimmy and Will Card

Brother- Neil (Rusty) and Denise Thompson of Belle Rive, IL

Sister- Jane and Don Treece of New Jersey

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers- Robbie Thompson and Jay Paul Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 10am on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Mr. Bill Brandstatter, Mr. Gerald Cowan and Mr. Johnny Polk officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. A time of visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Marion Church of Christ or the Autism Society of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register online, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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20 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Richard & Kathryn Stilley

    From: Mulberry, Florida

    Date: October 18, 2021

    We are so very sorry to learn of J David’s passing. He was a wonderful man and great neighbor on Suzanne Dr. Prayers for the family

  • Guest: Clarke & Jeane Deacon

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 18, 2021

    Judy, so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the whole family.

  • Guest: Monica McGinley

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 18, 2021

    A wonderful mentor and friend. Always a smile and a hug. You will be missed.

  • Guest: Don and Mary Collins

    From: Maumelle , Arkansas

    Date: October 19, 2021

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

  • Guest: Adam Jones

    From: Carbondale , Illinois

    Date: October 19, 2021

    Love and prayers from the Carbondale church of Christ ❤️

  • Guest: Joni A

    From: Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Date: October 19, 2021

    My deepest condolences to Aunt Judy and the family! I love you and wish I could be there! Sending prayers and hugs to you and the family!

  • Guest: Don and Verna Bett

    From: Brentwood, Tennessee

    Date: October 19, 2021

    Verna and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of J David. He was always happy and ready to help or counsel anyone at anytime. Without question Marion has lost someone of great character and he will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Guest: Darlene (Sims) Khan

    From: Gadsden, Alabama

    Date: October 19, 2021

    Judy and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of David passing. I remember him as a wonderful Christian man, devoted to his family, and helping others.
    We will be praying for your family. Only wish we could be there to pay our respects in person.

  • Guest: Fred and Rita Monroe

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 20, 2021

    It will be hard to imagine not seeing JD’s smiling face around town. He was a true example of a Christian man. His first thought of the day was Judy. Between them, they built a wonderful family and strong work ethic.
    I have worked with Judy for many years at Washington and have had business dealings with JD as well. There is none finer. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Dalyce Rupert

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 20, 2021

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: John Lawrence

    From: St. Augustine, Florida

    Date: October 20, 2021

    J David was always a pleasure to visit with and a very good Broker. My dad was a big fan of his and he treated everyone so well. His contributions to the Realtor community and Southern Illinois will always be appreciated!

  • Guest: Janet and Gary Hacker

    From: Tunnel Hill, Illinois

    Date: October 20, 2021

    The Hacker family of Vienna express sorrow with the loss of another good member of the Thompson family that once graced the community of Vienna.

  • Guest: Steve and Lisa Clendenin

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 21, 2021

    J David was one of Marion’s best and always had a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy and his family.

  • Guest: Carol B Combs

    From: St. Louis, Missouri

    Date: October 21, 2021

    J. David was our realtor several years ago and he was so helpful to all of us especially our Mother Juanita Combs.

    RIP and God Speed J. David.

  • Guest: Diana Etheridge

    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: October 22, 2021

    I was so very sorry to learn of J. David’s untimely death. Over the years while I worked in the law office and then later at the Housing Authority we had numerous property dealings. He was always cooperative, helpful and a true gentleman with a ready smile. My prayers for the Thompson family.

  • Guest: Jerry Combs

    From: Rolla, Missouri

    Date: October 22, 2021

    Dear Sweet Family of J. David, he was a precious person and we are sad to see him go but hope you can have peace giving your sadness to GOD and leaving his care with HIM.
    You are in our prayers,
    Jerry & La Donna Combs

    (Son & Daughter In-Law) of Juanita Combs

  • Guest: Dan’s Forbes

    From: Scottsdale , Arizona

    Date: October 23, 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of J. David’s death. Mike and I (and Mike’s family) entrusted him with all our real estate needs. He was always fair and honest. I especially appreciated his help after Mike’s death. The Thompson Family and the city of Marion have lost a real jewel.

  • Guest: Aaron and Michelle Tyrie

    From: Athens , Alabama

    Date: October 23, 2021

    Your memories and love for God will forever be seen. With love.

  • Guest: Allen Williams

    From: Evansville, Indiana

    Date: October 24, 2021

    Was so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Have fond childhood memories of David, especially visits to Vienna. My condolences to Judy and all of the family.
    Allen Williams, cousin.

  • Guest: Don Campbell

    From: Puryear, Tennessee

    Date: October 24, 2021

    Judy, I just learned of our loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.