Kenneth T. Thomson (age 87), went to be with His Heavenly Father on Saturday, July 25, 2020, after a long battle with ALS. He and his loved ones were blessed by all the loving caregivers who assisted him during his illness. He died peacefully at home with his wife, Dottie, and his care giver by his side.
Ken was born in 1933 in Staten Island, NY, to parents, Ed and Martha Thomson. He was the oldest of three children and grew up on Staten Island with his sister Marion McDermott, and younger brother, Art Thomson.
Ken served our Country for four years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, in the Office of Special Investigations as a Staff Sargent. Following his time in the Air Force, he worked for the National Cash Register Company as Manager of Field Engineering of Corporate Quality Assurance, and as Assistant to the Vice President of Field Engineering. He traveled worldwide repairing Main Frame Computer Systems. He lived in Dayton, Ohio for 38 years, and after retirement, he developed his own start-up Systems Engineering Company.
In 1998, Ken married his High School sweetheart, Dottie (Rasmussen) Thomson on Cape Cod. They have enjoyed living in the Low country the last 15 years. Ken was a member of St. Luke's Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir and being involved in the men's ministries, small groups, and Bible studies. A highlight of his life was singing with the Billy Graham Crusade choir in Madison Square Garden for 16 weeks in 1957.
Ken loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He studied his Bible daily...his favorite book. His family, friends, and neighbors loved his wonderful sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife, Dottie Thomson, his brother Artie Thomson, his son Mark Thomson (Leslie), daughter Ellen Latham (Andrew), and his stepchildren, Diane Lancaster (Dave), Ruthie Ross (Tim), and Dave Rasmussen (Andrea). He is also survived by two special nieces, Karen (Dion), Maureen (David), and their families.
He was loved by his grandchildren Rachel (Scott), Christopher, Parker, Nicholas (Chelsy), Meredith (Ben), Joshua (Hailey), Miles, Matthew, and Madison, and his great-grandchildren Kadence, Addison, Jameson and Lovely.
Ken was pre-deceased by his parents and sister.
A celebration of his life will be planned after Covid restrictions have been lifted. He will be buried in the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Beaufort, SC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services,
PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018, or The Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20036-3604.