John A. Thompson, 87, died Sept. 30, 2001, at Manzanita Manor.
Mr. Thompson, a native of Taylorville, Ill., was a high school band director in Kentucky and Illinois for 16 years. He also played in dance bands in the Big Band era and retired in 1972 as a partner in Thompson-Kramer Music Company in Decatur, Ill. Mr. Thompson moved to Clinton, Ky. where he lived before moving to Payson in 1999.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joyce Thompson of Payson; one son, James B. Thompson and his wife Sue of Pine; and three grandchildren, Lexa Thompson of Phoenix, Lori Hines and Brad Thompson of the Chicago area.
Memorial services and burial will be at a later date in Clinton, Ky.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home