Kevin “Scott” Thompson, 63, of Arkansas City, died Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at South Central Kansas Medical Center.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, April 30 at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City.
Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory of Arkansas City is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.
He was born March 21,1958, to Lex and Florence (Archer) Thompson. Family and friends called him Scott or Scotty because his dad preferred that name over Kevin. Scott graduated from Geneseo High School in 1976. He grew up on a farm near Geneseo, where he helped his brothers and dad with chores.
Steve, Tom and Scott were very close growing up. They always had each other's back. He loved to play football in high school, in which he excelled. Everyone in the league knew who Thompson was and feared a hit by him. In high school, Scott worked for Ralph “Blackie” Rolfs on a farm and was treated like family by the Rolfs. After high school, Scott used his farm work ethic to work in the oil fields and moved to Arkansas City with his brother Tom. He worked on various drilling rigs until an accident on the rig. Tom and Scott’s bond was very special. Tom would check on his little brother every day, making sure everything was OK.
Scott was very proud of his two sons, Brandon and Scottlen, and six grandchildren, Brantley, Cloe, Aubrey, Landon, Colby and Leah.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lex; brother, Jim Thompson; and an infant sister, Beverly Thompson.
Survivors include his wife, Jamie Nichols; sons, Brandon (Heather) Thompson and Scottlen Thompson, both of Arkansas City; daughter, Jaisa Finuf and husband, Ryan, of Arkansas City; grandchildren, Brantley, Cloe, Aubrey, Landon, Colby and Leah; mother, Florence Thompson, of Russell; brothers, Harvey (Mary Beth) Thompson, of Abilene, Steve (Lori) Thompson, of Paradise, and Tom Thompson, of Arkansas City; sisters, Faye (Tim) Kuhn, of Pratt, and Janet (Tim) Porter, of Glen Elder; and nieces, nephews and many friends.