William Thomson

William Edward “Bud” Thomson, died at 12:35 p.m. May 22, 2010, at Wesley Village Nursing Home in Macomb.

He was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Galesburg, a son of Vernon H. and Winifred Cox Thomson.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Louise Pomeroy Thomson; three daughters, Persephone Ann (and Michael) Paxton, Cindy Renee’ Thomson and Cynthia Louise (and Keith) Krohe; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Cox Thomson Sr.; and one sister, Barbara Jane Reimuller.

He was a graduate of Table Grove High School, Kemper Military School in Boonville, Mo., and American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where he spent 10 years performing on and off Broadway and starring in a two-year run of a play called “Janie”.

He and his brother became International Harvester dealers in Table Grove where they operated the business for 20 years, until the death of their father. At that time, he took over farming of the family farm.

He was a member of Table Grove Community Church for over 50 years, where he served as deacon and moderator. He was a precinct committeeman for Vermont 3 Township. He also served on the board of directors of Mid Century Telephone Co-operative and as a village trustee for Table Grove.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at his church with Pastor Robert Harrison officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Harris Cemetery in Table Grove. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to his church or Table Grove Rescue Squad.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/26/2010