Carroll "Curly" A. Thomson, 91, of Yates City, passed away at his home at 8:47 p.m., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
He was born July 22, 1929, in Table Grove, IL, to Virgil and Gladys (Trimmer) Thomson. He married Joanne (Abrahamson) Thomson in 1951 in Kewanee. She preceded him in death on August 9, 2009.
He is survived by three children, Deb (Tim) Toal of Milan, Annette (Mark) Felker of Yates City, and Greg (Terri) Thomson of Yates City; one brother, Wayne (Pat) Thomson; one sister, Charlene (Stu) McKechnie; three grandchildren, Jimmy (Claudia) Toal, Chelsea Felker, and Alyssa Thomson; and three great-grandchildren, Millie, Owen, and Emmy Toal.
He is also preceded in death by one brother, Gene Thomson; and two sisters, Sybil Wilson and Doris Yocum.
Carroll attended school at Yates City and graduated from Altona High School. He served in the Army for two years in Germany. He worked at Caterpillar 40 years retiring from the research department as a mechanic. He was a member of the local Yates City Masonic Lodge and formerly served as an alderman for Yates City and a volunteer fireman at Elba-Salem Fire Department. His true love, though, was farming.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knox County Nursing Home.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.
I’m so sorry to hear of Curly’s passing.
My deepest condolences and prayers to the family, May fond memories and God’s loving words carry you through and beyond this difficult time of mourning. Isaiah 57:15
Sorry to read of Carroll’s passing. Carroll was not only a good mechanic, but also a good teacher for me as a new Caterpillar employee back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. He sold me a 3pt cultivator, which I still have. Blessing to all Carroll’s family.
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