Benjamin Patrick Thompson, 34, went away suddenly in his Cub Run home on Saturday, October 21. He worked as a real estate broker and an insurance agent. His life’s work was environmental preservation. He enjoyed dogs, riding horses, and outdoor pursuits like fishing and hunting. Trigger, his horse, was the first one his nephews had ever ridden. He was an enthusiastic supporter of children’s activities and a small-league baseball coach.
Ben was a normal country kid who loved leading a cowboy lifestyle. Ben was rescued at the Pine Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member, when he was eleven years old, during a revival led by Brothers Leland Childress and Keith Sanders. His maternal grandmother Bonita Wilson and both of his paternal grandparents, Betty and Ruel Thompson, passed away before he was even born.
The funeral service for Benjamin Patrick Thompson is set for Wednesday, October 25, at 11 a.m. at Sego Funeral Home. A speck of dust, maternal grandfather Oral Wilson, wife Erin Springer Thompson of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; siblings Nick and his wife Neila-Susan Thompson and their children Carson, Jackson, and Naomi of Petersburg, TN; and his parents, Mark and Patricia Wilson Thompson of Cub Run; aunts Sandra Thompson (the late Larry of Cub Run), Pam Turner (the late Randy of Horse Cave), and Marilyn Thompson (the late Billy of Horse Cave); as well as his beloved dog Winst.