Archie C. Thompson


OREGON – Archie C. Thompson, age 91, left this earthly life on Friday March 4, 2022 in his home with his wife and daughter by his side.

Arch was born on Feb. 7, 1931 in Elk City, Okla., the son of Samuel Lloyd and Eda Lois (Ross) Thompson. After spending his first few years in Western Oklahoma during the “Dust Bowl,” his family moved to Eastern Oklahoma where he lived until high school graduation. He then joined the Air Force where he learned aviation mechanics, specializing in the new field of jet engines. This led to a dream career of being a flight engineer for American Airlines for 35 years.

After the Air Force, Arch returned home to Tahlequah, Okla., where he met the love of his life, Anne Cole, and they were married within six months. Together they had three wonderful children, and lived in Kansas City, Mo., Dallas, Texas suburbs, Chicago suburbs, Buffalo, N.Y., Lake Whitney, Texas, and Northern Illinois.

 In July 2001, during his wife’s surgery, Arch was introduced to Jesus, where he said he went through a conversion and experienced the greatest day of his life. Ever since that day he has served God and his Church.

Arch is survived by his loving wife: Anne, Oregon; daughter: Laurie Friemuth, Orego; son: James Thompson, Ashland, Va.; grandchildren: Nick, Max, and Emily Thompson, all of Ashland, Va.

He is predeceased by his parents; daughter: Cheri Thompson (1983); granddaughter: Delaney Thompson (2020); and son in law: Bob Friemuth (2020).

Services were held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11 a.m., in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, with Pastor Jeremy Heller of Faith Discover Church where Arch was a member, treasurer, Deacon, and Elder, officiating. Burial was held in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Visitation was held in Finch Funeral Home on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 10 a.m. until service time.

Memorials to Faith Discovery Church, 801 West Oregon Street, Polo, IL  61064.

To God be the Glory!