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Obituary - Charles Eugene Thompson



Charles Eugene Thompson, Louisburg, KS, passed away June 29, 2016.  He graduated from Clinton High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

  Upon graduating from college, he worked for the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and MFA where he served as director of market research.  Economic Development was his most fulfilling profession.  He worked for the Missouri municipalities of Clinton, St. Charles, Wentzville and Raymore.  Gene’s dedication and commitment improved the lives of the people living in the communities where he worked.  Gene was always a statesman and brought a high level of dedication and  professionalism to economic development.

  He was a member of the American Economic Development Council, Southern Industrial Development Council, Missouri Industrial Development Council, Secretary of the Missouri Community Development Society, Governor’s Advisory Council on Agriculture and President of the Missouri Horse and Mule Council.

  Gene loved all animals, especially American Saddlebreds.  He was most proud of his five gaited stallion, Premier’s Bourbon Genius who sired the Broodmare Hall of Fame Bourbon ‘n Coke.  Bourbon ‘n Coke produced Jean Margaret, Intoxicating Conversation and the spectacular CH One for the Road (WGC, WCC, WC).

  Later, through his wife, Cynthia, Gene developed an interest in Hackney ponies.  They showed Hackney ponies out of Gib Marcucci’s Stables, including two world champions, Sultan’s Blue Rain and Swing Out Sister.

  He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Gill Thompson, of Louisburg, KS; an aunt, Alice Hall, of Sedalia; a nephew, Leonard (Carol) Hall and their daughter, Becky, all of Sedalia.

Private services.

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