Col James (Jim) B. Thompson

Death 6 Oct 2006 (aged 70)
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 16197630 · View Source
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Col. James B. (Jim) Thompson U.S. Army (Retired)

Colonel James B. (Jim) Thompson, U.S. Army, Retired, age 70, passed away on 6 October, 2006. Funeral service will be at The Veteran's Cemetery, Fort Sam Houston, TX on 12 October 2006 for family only.

Born: March 3, 1936, New Bern, NC. Married: M. Koleta Shaw, May 5, 1957. Civilian Education: New Bern High School, 1954; BA Industrial Engineering, NC State University, 1959; MA Urban Studies, Old Dominion University, 1974.

Military Education: Army ROTC flight training, 1959; U.S. Army Aviation Safety Officers Course, University of Southern California, 1970; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Resident Course, 1972; U.S. Army War College, 1981.

Military Decorations: Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with V Device and 14 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

After the Army: Office Manager, JB Goodwin Real Estate, Westlake Office, 1986-1995. Formed Heritage Country Realty in 1995. Community Activities: First United Methodist Church, member, Burnet, TX; Westbank Lions Club, Charter member and Past President, Austin, TX; Buda Lions Club, Past Vice President, Buda, TX; Lometa Lions Club, Lometa, TX; American Legion, Post 116, Past Commander, Lometa, TX; Army Aviation Association of America, Life Member and Chapter Officer; Army Community Eagles Society, Past President, Austin, TX; Military Order of the Purple Heart, Life member; Army War College Alumni Association, Life member; Master Mason, Hancock Lodge, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Vietnam Veterans Helicopter Pilots Association, Life member US Army Transportation Museum Foundation, Fort Eustis, VA; The Order of Daedalians, National Fraternity of Military Pilots, National Life member and member Longhorn Flight #38, Austin, TX; Veteran of Foreign Wars, member Military Officers Association of America, Life member.

Survived by: wife, M. Koleta Thompson; brother, Charles B. Thompson of Gloucester, VA; children, Major James B. Thompson, Jr., U.S. Army (Ret), Elizabethtown, KY: Suzan K. Thompson, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor, Virginia Beach, VA; Kate Morris, Director of Children's Ministries, Hillside Methodist Church, Acworth, GA; Major Jon B. Thompson, TXARNG, Round Rock, TX; 6 grandchildren: Joshua Morris, Magee Morris, Nate Morris, James Morris, Morgan Thompson, and Michael Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Good Nature 6 Fund, First State Bank of Burnet, 136 E. Washington, Burnet, TX 78611. [Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 10/15/2006.]

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  • Created by: John Christeson
  • Added: 15 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16197630
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col James (Jim) B. Thompson (3 Mar 1936–6 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16197630, citing Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by John Christeson (contributor 46562435) .