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Chester "CW" William Thompson

September 29, 1978 ~ March 6, 2019 (age 40)
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Chester W. Thompson was born on September 29, 1978 in Hermiston, Oregon to parents, Donald Gary Thompson and Loretta Schultze Thompson. He passed away on March 6, 2019 at his home in Echo, Oregon at the age of 40 years. He was working at Napa Auto Parts in Boardman, Oregon and previously had followed in his Father’s footsteps, working in farming at Double M Ranch.

Chester who was lovingly known as “CW” loved working on cars. He was a race enthusiast, whether it was Nascar, dragsters or at the local race track. He often took his mud truck to Pilot Rock, where he competed in the mud bogs. Chester was a fierce protector of his family and close friends. He was taken far too soon and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his parents: Gary and Loretta Thompson, Echo, OR; sister: Lacey Wallis (Tory Simpson), Hermiston, OR; girlfriend: Becca Kimmel and her daughter Myracle Devries, Echo, OR; nieces: Lily Wallis and Emma Simpson; nephew: Ryder Simpson; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Chester was preceded in death by his grandparents: Chester and Mary Thompson, William and Dorothy Schultze and an aunt: Marge Paxton.    

There will be a procession to honor CW, starting at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, 685 W. Hermiston Ave., going to the Hermiston Cemetery. Those who wish should gather at 1:30 P.M. at Burns Mortuary. 

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.

A gathering will follow at the Echo Ridge Cellars, 551 N. Thielsen St., Echo, Oregon.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.

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