MARK WESLEY THOMPSON
Mark Wesley Thompson, 68, of Panama City Beach, passed away October 6, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. Mark was born in Pekin, IL, and lived in Bay County for the last 17 years. He retired as a metallurgist with Caterpillar Tractor Company, and was a parishioner at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Mark was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed following the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and F.U. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Marilyn Thompson, and a brother-in-law, Loren Magnuson.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Sheila Thompson of Panama City Beach; his children, Stacy Lawrence (Jeff) of Jacksonville, FL and Jeff Thompson of Pekin, IL; his granddaughter, Sophia Lawrence, also of Jacksonville, FL; brothers-in-law, Brian Magnuson of Isanti, MN and Kevin Magnuson (Helen) of Forest Lake, MN; a sister-in-law, Jill Magnuson of Coon Rapids, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mark's name may be made to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders for Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA) research,
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