Rex Allen Thompson
Tuesday 20th of October 1936 - Tuesday 12th of March 2019
Rex Allen Thompson, 82, died March 12, 2019. He is survived by his wife Ann (Wolfe) Thompson of Lexington; daughter Jill Thompson Miller and her husband, Dr. Ken Miller of Lexington; brother Brent Thompson and his wife Dorothy of Louisiana, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents Veachil and Lucille (Higgason) Thompson and sisters Iris Thompson and Freda Thompson Holt.
Rex retired as Vice-President at Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Hodgenville High School before attending Murray State University, where he earned his BA and MBA. While attending Murray State, he served as one of the founding members of the local chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha National Fraternity. After graduation, he served with the U.S. Army and then worked in business & finance at Murray State University and the Paducah City School System. Rex had a great talent for finance, which served him well in his jobs and also in many business organizations, both regionally and nationally, including The Lions Club. Rex served as President of the Lions Club and also as President of the Murray State Alumni Association. But his greatest joy came from spending time with his family.
Visitation will be from 11AM-1PM, Saturday, March 16, 2019, with Funeral Service following at 1PM, at Milward Funeral Directors, at 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY. Burial will immediately follow at Lexington Cemetery.
To Rex Thompson's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I was a fraternity brother of Rex and he had a lot to do with me being a part of Pi Kappa Alpha.
Farewell dear friend. Should be all the blackberry cobbler you want in heaven
REX AND ANN WE HAD GREAT FUN AT MSU AND PKA... SO SORRY ANN AND JILL...MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES ...
Rex was a true friend and a great fraternity brother who enjoyed helping others. My condolences to his family.
Alma Atwood Owensays
I remember Rex with fondness. My condolences to the family.
Anne and Jill, May God strengthen you both in the days ahead. Ever since you called, my mind has been flooded with memories of Rex as we worked together to create Baptist College and now this year the college celebrates its 25th birthday. Thank you Anne for sharing Rex with us. Love, Rose