Danny Neal - 1962
Bio & Pictures from 40th Reunion

(October 23, 1945 - May 3, 2005)



Danny Neal "Thompson" - 2003-10-12

Danny took back his biological name after high school.  He is now Dan Thompson.

Dan married twice and is presently married to Mary Ann. He has three children by his first marriage, two sons and a daughter. He has a granddaughter by his oldest son who was born on his birthday.

Dan worked in sales all of his life in some form.  His sales experience was varied and each very different. He received several awards while working in the insurance industry, one was handing out awards at a soccer tournament on national television.  His favorite was auto sales and financing.

He is a gadget freak and likes to do all kinds of things on the computer. His other hobbies include movies, television, occasionally fishing and music. He is an active member in a 12 step program and has been sober 21 years.
Dan wanted me to add that "he is in failing health and was glad to make the reunion."

by Mary Ann Thompson

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Danny and Dave Griggs in 2003 Homecoming Parade, coming!

Danny and Dave Griggs in 2003 Homecoming Parade, going!

Danny leads the Class of 1963 into the football game, 2003-10-11.

Classmates with Danny at the 2003 Homecoming Game

Danny and Mary Ann, just before the final down, Homecoming 2003.


Published Friday, May 6, 2005
Dan E. Thompson, 59, of Kansas City passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2005. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Raytown.

Dan was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Albuquerque, N.M., to Joseph Ellis Thompson and Gladys Louise Talmage.

He grew up in Columbia and graduated from Hickman High School in 1963.

While Dan worked in the sales industry, he and his family often moved. He was known for his "one-liners."

He married Mary Ann Yearout on July 8, 1978. In November 1988, he was confirmed in Calvary Episcopal Church in Sedalia.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Charles Curtis Thompson and his wife, Randa, of Clinton and Jeremy Thompson and his wife, Lisa, of Grain Valley; one daughter, Danielle Sebring and her husband, Curtis, of Blue Springs; one granddaughter, Chelsea Nicole Thompson of Clinton; a sister, Judy Ballard and her husband, Doug, of Columbia; and one brother, Harvey Neal and his wife, Diane, of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his mother; his stepfather, Carl Neal; and a sister, Carla Splaine of Salem, Mass.

Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice, Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heartland Cremation and Burial Society.


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