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Edwin Murrell Thompson

October 30, 1942 — October 17, 2023

Edwin Murrell Thompson was born an only child to Murrell and Irene (Phifer) Thompson on October 30, 1942 in Benkelman Nebraska. Eddie grew up in Benkelman and graduated from Dundy County High School in 1961.

Throughout his life, Ed had a variety of different careers. He enjoyed many years with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He was proud to be the owner of Eddies Recreation until selling to Beth in 1989 and finished his working years in Blackhawk, CO as a greeter for casinos. He was affectionately known as “Eddie the Waiver”. So good at hospitality, he earned a nickname and a write-up in the Blackhawk newspaper.

Eddie loved motorcycles and the freedom they afford. He enjoyed long distance bike rides. In his free time, if Ed wasn’t riding the bike, hunting deer or pheasant, he could be found watching an old western film or any football game while in season.

Eddie loved football and enjoyed watching the sport. He never claimed complete allegiance to any one team, but he did seem to favor the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Dallas Cowboys.

Ed is survived by his children; Tami (Marty) Cline of Callaway, NE, Scott (Becky) Thompson of Gretna, NE, Michelle (Brad) Baney of Parks, NE; grandchildren, Tanner (Shayla) Cline, Connor Thompson, Brayden (Molly) Baney, Mckinzie Baney; one great grandchild, Charlie Cline; his aunt, Naomi Davis; and numerous cousins.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 A.M. MT Tuesday, October 24 at Benkelman Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jim Gleason officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to the Benkelman Volunteer Fire Department.
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