November 4, 1924 — January 31, 2021
We celebrate the life of Marvin Thompson, faithful and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who departed this life on January 31, 2021.
Marvin was born November 4, 1924 on a farm near California, Missouri to Archie and Katie Thompson. He married Rose Garnett on January 10, 1948 in Warrensburg, MO. While he attended university, Rose taught elementary school near Jefferson City.
He leaves his wife, Rose; children, Dale Thompson (Barbara), Susan Baker (Roger) and Dr. Tim Thompson (Gail); 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Along with his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by siblings, Rev. Paul Thompson, Jerene Clibourn and Norma Linhardt.
Marvin was a graduate of Russellville High School in 1942, received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Missouri in 1949 and earned his Master's degree in Administration in 1953 from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He later returned for certification in vocational education. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and Phi Delta Kappa.
Marvin served in the Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He spent two years in Kanchapara, India, where he was a surgical technician at the 371st Station Hospital.
Marvin taught at the Consolidated District of Moniteau County, served as Superintendent of Schools at Iberia, MO. and served as vocational coordinator at Lexington, MO. He served in the North Kansas City School District for 28 years as a vocational coordinator and in government programs. Later he was director of community education at Northgate.
Marvin was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, where he served on the deacon board and in other ministries. He became a Christian at his home church at age 12 and served as a Sunday School teacher 17 years and on church personnel committee prior to membership at Pleasant Valley.
He will be missed by family and friends.
Family and friends will gather after 2:30 pm, followed by a service celebrating Marvin's life at 3:00 pm, on Wednesday, February 3, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
Family and friends will gather after 2:30 pm, followed by a service celebrating Marvin’s life at 3:00 pm, on Wednesday, February 3, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.