July 23, 1937 - August 6, 2014
T.C. Thompson born July 23,1937. My dad passed away August 6, 2014 at 1:36 am. He was 77 years old. We were unable to celebrate his birthday with him because he was sedated in the hospital, but I know he is celebrating in heaven where he will suffer no more. Dad was born in Kingsport, TN…in the hills…he worked in the tobacco fields… then came to Rockford, IL worked odd jobs until he landed a good job at Atwood Industries where he was an assembler of auto parts. He retired there with 41 years of service. Mom and dad celebrated 47 years of marriage this year. They moved to Largo, FL in May to begin their new chapter in life….Dad was so thrilled about getting his home “just right”… and it is perfect… but something is missing now… MY DAD! Dad enjoyed MANY things here are just a few… Fishing… not sure what he enjoyed more… fishing or eating the fish Gardening- always had a garden… and they just got bigger and bigger… loved raising ‘maters and onions… and Vince and dad had great success with watermelon Truck he loved his trucks over the years… and I bet you couldn’t find a spot of dirt on it…and if you did he was on his way to the car wash… in his younger days he would wash and wax himself… and I would detail the inside… because he didn’t trust me with the outside… Salesman… he LOVED to sell his “treasures”…. Early on he sold veggies from his garden… he sold car polish… but later in life he loved sitting things out in the drive way and put a “for sale” sign on it and wait for someone to stop and talk to him… and he would say…” I’ll make you a good deal”. We did many garage sales together… of course Dad would just tell me… do this… do that… and oversee the work… but on the day of the sale…. He was ready to wheel and deal… he LOVED it!!!! And of course loved talking to everyone that stopped by. His yard… loved mowing and landscaping his yard… which was another thing… I could only mow the back… because I didn’t mow the front to his standards McDonalds…. If he wasn’t home…. Probably there…. Loved hanging out there and met lots of great friends Music… George Jones, Jonny Cash… were a few of his favs and he Loved Blue Grass… and liked to play it loud when mom wasn’t around Breakfast restaurants… if there was a new one in town…. He would try it out see if the biscuits and gravy and american fries were worth it…. And finally me… I was truly a “daddy’s girl”… he referred to me as “my girl”…. I only had a name if I was in trouble… then it was LINA ANN… But I always loved getting my dad nice clothes… and You still see that hard plastic hand stuck in a back window of a car, rocking back and forth waving at you. That cold platic hand isn’t connected to a smle or a warm heart, it just moves mechanicaly on a wire attached to a suction cup with no feelings. If you have ever driven down the 800 block of Brentwood Rd. in Machesney Park,IL in the past 20 years or so you would se a short older man man siting in his chair…by the garage door. As you get close to his house the first thing you’ll notice is his hand waving. It’s a soft wrinkled hand streched out in the air. Youre greeted by this wave and if you look closer to see a smile on this friendly face. You wave back, give a short smile and think who was it… Curiosity would get the best of you if you were a daily driver on Brentwood Road…you would see a guy sitting there… and he would just wave…. So you would finally just stop and it was an open invitation to talk, shoot the “bull” from just a wave. Now you know T.C. like everyone else, when you he introduce himself (in his southern twang) you were sure your ears missed something…what was that…again you hear T.C….then your second question was answered… it’s just T.C.! With every first greeting, then came and explanation about his name… “I was named after the doctor who delivered me… T.C. Reynolds, It was kind of a barter. Doctor said I’ll buy this boy an outfit if you name him after me… Woodrow Thompson said that’s a deal.. Now you know the story of the name behind this great man…. Husband; Father; Grandfather; Great- Grand Father; brother; and Always a great friend T.C. Thompson Dad leaves behind a wife- Dyianna Thompson; daughter-Lina Lindberg; son-in-law (loved as a son) Vince Lindberg; Granddaughters Shannan & Carley Lindberg; Great grandson- Landon; and brother-Bob Thompson
T.C. Thompson born July 23,1937. My dad passed away August 6, 2014 at 1:36 am. He was 77 years old. We were unable to celebrate his birthday with him because he was sedated in the hospital, but I know he is celebrating in heaven where he... View Obituary & Service Information
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