Allan W. Thompson, age 86, of Pomona, KS, passed away, May 27, 2021 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, KS. He was born August 7, 1934 in Los Angeles, CA the son of Laverne King Thompson and Ida Isabella (Allen) Thompson.
Graveside funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona, KS. Memorial contributions may be made out to the Franklin County Cancer Foundation c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.
For 35 years Allan worked as a Union Sheet Metal Worker for Local Union #108, installing commercial kitchen equipment in every state of the United States except Hawaii and Alaska. Self-taught, after leaving school in the sixth grade, Allan was the most intelligent and giving man. After spending a short amount of time in Kansas as a child, he always wanted to retire there so in 1994 he did so, moving to Pomona, KS. He raised five children whom he showed what unconditional love was by the love for their mother. He instilled integrity, honesty, and a good hard work ethic to make sure we were successful.
Wanting to become part of the community of Pomona, every year in December, Allan would purchase Hot Chocolate for the entire high school. Halloween was Allan’s favorite holiday. He would give out full size candy bars to everyone who came. The local kids all call him Grandpa; he really loved seeing their smiling faces, he surely will be missed. Such a caring person that he always wanted to help the young people in Pomona to achieve their goals, and if they didn’t have one, he would help them figure out what they wanted out of life. Educating them to what they needed to do to achieve the goals they had set for themselves just as he did for his children. Friends and family are going to miss like crazy the most intelligent, loving, caring, and giving man. He was one of a kind, our Hero.
Allan had a love affair with food. Since he installed professional kitchen equipment he was able to meet chefs and get recipes from several high end establishments over the years. He made the best cheesecake and was famous for his peanut butter fudge he made every Christmas.
On October 25, 1952, Allan was united in marriage to the love of his life, Theresa Carillo, in Yuma, AZ. Theresa preceded Allan in death. He is also preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his daughter Rebecca Dixon and her husband, James Dixon, Ottawa, KS; daughter, Denise Guzman and her husband, Steve Guzman, Whittier, CA; son, Robert Thompson and his wife, Jodie Thompson, Louisburg, KS; son, Leonard Thompson and his wife Michelle Thompson, Hesperia, CA; son, Jon Thompson and his wife, Crystal Thompson, Delta, PA; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-seven, with one on the way, great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
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