In Memory

Jimmy Thompson

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04/03/11 04:43 PM #1    

Nancy Steffen (Hendrich)

James Truett Thompson died on 19 January 2010, at his home in Austin, TX, as a result  of colon cancer.  He was such a swell guy--I always wanted him to attend our class reunions, but he did not. 

He and I shared the same seat in Latin class and he often left notes for me; his class was one-hour ahead of mine.  He was such a love and he touched my heart so long ago!  I will not ever forget the Jimmy Thompson I knew and loved!

Nancy Steffen Hendrich

09/06/11 03:43 AM #2    

Donna Chewning (Saliba)

 Jimmy really was a great guy. The summer after graduation he took me to Lake Afton

and taught me to ski. We spent the afternoon there; it was great because it was during

the week and we were the only ones on the lake.

What a great guy.

10/11/11 06:33 PM #3    

MaryLynne Perkins (Ellis)

James Truett Thompson

James Truett Thompson James Truett Thompson of Austin, Texas passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer on January, 19th, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born October 29, 1947, in Pampa, Texas to Truett and Jerry Thompson, James spent most of his formative years in Wichita, Kansas. His love of art and architecture from a very early age, led him to study Architecture at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Jim's unique vision allowed him to create many architectural landmarks around the country. For all his professional accomplishments Jim will be best be remembered as a cheery, fun-loving man who loved his family dearly and cherished his legion of friends. His proudest accomplishments were his boys and his marriage to his beautiful wife of 16 years, Julie Vanek Thompson. Jim's passion for art, books, and the power of the written word led to many handwritten and illustrated letters to friends and family that will be cherished possessions from a man who knew how to show people how much he cared for them. His many interests were his love for The Beatles, the New York Yankees and watching his son's play lacrosse. Jim was an active member of Westlake Youth Lacrosse, where he served on the board and Westlake High School Lacrosse. Jim is preceded in death by father, Lee Truett Thompson and mother, Mary Geraldine Halford. He is survived by sons, Brandon Hill of Orlando, Jhett Thompson of Brooklyn, Tanner Thompson and Bear Thompson; his lovely wife of 16 years, Julie Vanek Thompson; his brother, Greg Thompson (Anne) of Wichita, Kansas and sister Linda Miller of Andover, Kansas; many loving nieces and nephews and his extended family, the Vaneks. He also leaves behind his loving blended family, the Scarnoldsons. The family is appreciative of the amazing care Jim received from all the doctors, nurses and staff at Texas Oncology, Fran with Vista Care Hospice and their staff and especially Dr. Ron Byrd, personal physician and friend, whom Jim called his "Rock Star". He brought Jim great comfort during his struggle. Thank You to all the friends and family who have shown the entire Thompsons love and support during this long journey. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday January 23, 2010 at Lake Hills Church, 11521 Bee Cave Rd, Austin In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake Hills Church Youth Ministries and Missions or to Westlake Lacrosse 3267 Bee Cave Rd, Suite 107 PMB 175 Austin, TX 78746 Peace and Love

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