Kim Milo Thompson, 61, of Spruce, lost his courageous battle against cancer on November 1, 2014. He was surrounded by his beloved family and close friends. Kim was born on March 31, 1953 to R.D. and Earlene (Kingsbury) Thompson in Harrisville, and lived in Spruce all of his life. He graduated from Alcona Community High School in 1971, where he was senior class president, and later from Northwood Institute in Midland. Kim married Sharon Mitchell on September 27, 1980 in Spruce. He was the owner of Thompson Sales and Service in Alpena, a family business started by his grandfather. For a short time, he was a loan officer at First Federal Bank in Alpena. Kim was a community leader in both Alcona and Alpena counties. He was a trustee of the Alpena Community College Foundation, a Keystone member of Alpena Regional Medical Center, a member of the Caledonia Township Board, a lifelong member of the Spruce Presbyterian Church, and served on the Session. He was a member of the Alpena Rotary Club, the Alcona Lodge #292 Free and Accepted Masons, and was an honorary member of the Lincoln Lions Club. A highly respected business man, Kim proudly served as the President of the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association, and on the board of the National Automobile Dealers Association. He also served on the boards of Michigan Farm and Power Association and the Michigan Association of Timbermen. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife Sharon, his daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law Kevin Crevier of Spruce, two sons, Jeffrey Thompson of Pontiac, and John (Mary) Kloka of Rochester Hills, his mother, Earlene Thompson and her companion Donald McNeil, two sisters, Lou Ann (Tom) Prestegard and Terri Ortiz, one brother, Glenn Thompson and nephew Andrew, all of Hobe Sound Florida, aunts Beverly Pearson and Mary Sue Kingsbury, brothers-in-law John and Bill Mitchell, sister-in-law Carol (Chuck) Miknis, nephew Steve Miknis and niece Kim Mitchell, and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Richard D. Thompson, older brother, Stephen, and grandparents Milo and Ruth Thompson, and Earl and Jennie Kingsbury. Memorial visitation will be Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Gillies Funeral Home in Lincoln. Memorial service will be Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Spruce Presbyterian Church. Rev. Margaret Fox will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends Together of Alpena, 105 Prentiss Street, Alpena MI 49707.
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