December 17, 2020
Justin Dee Thompson, the son of Ward and Shirley (Springer) Thompson, was born on Feb. 25, 1947, in Superior, Neb. He died Dec. 11, 2020, at the Bryan LGH Medical Center West in Lincoln, Neb., after a brief battle with cancer, at the age of 73 years, 9 months, 16 days.
He was a Superior High School graduate with the Class of 1965. He continued his education at Kearney State College earning a bachelor’s of science degree in business.
On Oct. 10, 1969, he was united in marriage to Barbara Whitney at Lincoln, Neb., this union was blessed with three children. Justin enlisted in the United States Army on Feb. 26, 1971, and was honorably discharged on Dec. 22, 1972, serving during the Vietnam war era.
Justin was an insurance agent and owner of Whitney-Thompson Insurance Agency for more than 30 years.
Justin was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Superior, serving as an elder and deacon. He was also a member of the American Legion, Superior Country Club, Superior Zoning Board, and Chamber of Commerce.
He enjoyed woodworking and after retiring he did a lot of handyman jobs; in his leisure time, he enjoyed playing golf, and time working in and around the yard. Justin and Barb enjoyed traveling, road trips and going to concerts together. He loved his time with his family especially with his grandchildren.
Justin was preceded in death by his parents, Ward and Shirley; sister, Cheryl Warren; and father-in-law, George “Larry” Whitney.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; children, Kelly (Samuel Dalton) Knigge of Argyle, Texas; Michael Thompson of Grand Island; and Dr. Angela (James Paul)Thompson-Paul of Decatur, Ga .; five grandchildren: Jack Knigge, Blake Dalton, Max Dalton, Chloe Paul and Asher Paul; brothers Robert Thompson and Dr. Ronald (Dee) Thompson both of Superior; and brother-in-law, Doug Warren of Formoso; mother-in-law Arma Jean Whitney of Superior; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
A private family service with a public graveside service was held at 2:45 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior with Pastor Stanley Copeland officiating.
Recorded music was “What A Wonderful World,” and “Amazing Grace.”
Pallbearers were Nate Stineman, John Stineman, Chuck Whitney, Randy Schultz, Mel Menke, Dr. Angela Thompson-Paul, Kelly Knigge and Wiley Jensen. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Thompson, Jim Whitney, James Paul, Robert Thompson, Dr. Ron Thompson, Doug Warren, Jack Knigge, Dr. Donn Crilly, Mike Tumbleson and Arden Russell.
Memorials to the family to be designated at a later time.
Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial, Superior, Neb. 68978 or in care of http://www.pricefuneralhomes.com.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior was in charge of the arrangements.