Joe passed away peacefully on May 8, 2013. He was preceded in death by parents John William and Mariam Catterson Thompson and brother Johnn Lee.
He was survived by wife Barbara Sue Bailey, sister Laura Sue Hagee, brother James Douglas, daughter Connie Sue Thompson (Brian Loomis), son John David (Ann Viviano), and grandchildren Caitlin, Kelsey, Jessica, Ryan, Arianna, and Meerah, nieces and nephew.
Born on April 19, 1930, and raised in Maryville, Missouri, Joe graduated from Northwest Missouri State University, served two years in the U.S. Army in Korea, and got an M.A. in Marketing from the University of Nebraska.
Joe moved to Minnesota to work for 3M and retired from there 32 years later.
Joe enjoyed his retirement years by farming near Maryville and watching his 6 grandchildren grow and prosper. Joe will be deeply missed.
A memorial reception will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury, MN 55125.
Memorials preferred to Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri.