|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1925|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 2007|
Musician, Composer. Born in Waco, Texas. He was an acclaimed vocalist and guitarist of Country and Western-style songs, during a career that began in the late 1940s. While serving in the United States Navy, Thompson attended Southern Methodist University and Princeton University where he studied electrical engineering. Influenced by singer Gene Autry, Thompson decided to pursue a career in singing and would appear on radio, later recording his first hit "Whoa Sailor". During his career, he would chart 29 top ten songs including, "The Wild Side of Life", "Waiting in the Lobby of Your Heart", "Rub-A-Dub-Dub", "A Six Pack to Go" and "Oklahoma Hills". He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989. He continued to perform weeks before his death from lung cancer. (bio by: C.S.)
Waco Memorial Park
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Nov 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22717295
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Loved you sing in the older singers, rest in peace|
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Greetings to you my Angel It has been some time since I posted a greeting note still miss you so much, Some day our paths will cross again Until then I WILL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS REST IN PEACE Annie M.|
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