Ashton Clarke Thompson, Sr., died February 27, 2018 at the age of 77. He was the son of George and Murlyne Thompson. Ashton was married to Sandra Wilson for 57 years; she survives of the home. Other survivors include a daughter, Denise Machell and husband Michael, Lawrence; a son, Ashton Thompson, Jr., and wife Liesl, Vicksburg, MS.; four siblings, Terry Thompson and wife Frances, Memphis, TN, Curtis Thompson, Richland, MS, Melanie Coleman and husband Richard, Brandon, MS, and Sean Thompson and wife Janet, Jackson, MS.; a sister-in-law, Marvel Thompson, Byram, MS.; four grandchildren, Emma and husband Nathan Herrman, Laura Ashton Thompson, Jackson Wells Thompson and John Neil Thompson, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Rick Thompson, and his sister-in-law Joy Thompson.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 pm Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will take place from 2:30 pm until service time.
The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.