A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday
at Sulphur Well Church of Christ, northeast of Paris, for retired Rhea
Public Library director Franklyn Thompson of Springville.
Randy Stephens will officiate. Burial will be in Sulphur Well Church of
Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. McEvoy Funeral
Home is in charge.
Thompson, 77, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Henry County Medical
Center emergency room.
His wife, Patsy Rayburn Thompson, survives. They were married on Aug. 14,
Born Oct. 28, 1934, in Paris, he was a son of the late Edward L. ďTickleĒ
and Virginia Hicks Thompson.
Thompson was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ. He worked as
director at the library from 1980-1993. A 1953 graduate of Grove High
School, he held a masterís degree from Murray State University. Prior to
working at the local library, Thompson was an associate professor of art at
Hopkinsville (Ky.) Community College.
In addition to his wife, he leaves one daughter: Christie M. (Jose) Meza of
Radcliff, Ky.; one sister: Jane (Johnny) Gibson of Springville; one brother:
Tommy (Kathy) Thompson of Springville; and three grandchildren: Clayton Dale
Cunningham, Alivia Michelle Cunningham and Kenzie Meza, all of Radcliff.
Memorials may be made to Imagination Library, c/o Connie McSwain, Rhea
Public Library, 400 W. Washington St., Paris.