Jack Thompson


Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson, 88, passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021.

A celebration of life will be held at the Church of Christ at The Colonies at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Jack fought long and hard for forty years against some very painful health problems. We know he is now at peace.
Jack was born on November 3, 1932, to Johnnie and Estelle Thompson. He received degrees from North Texas University, Albuquerque University, and Waldon University. He served two years in the Army during the Korean War. His pleasure in life was to teach Sunday school and coach young people. He was very active in church and community affairs. He served thirty-four years on the AISD School Board. He retired from Pantex.
His fondest memories were the years spent with his grandchild, Paityn.
He was preceded in death by a son, Greg, daughter-in-law, Lisa; his parents; and a brother.
He is survived by his wife Marlene, son, Lance, three grandchildren, Paityn, Dustin, and Maici; one brother; two sisters.
God knew you, Jack.
Memorials may be sent to Ussery Roan Veterans Home, 1020 Tascosa Rd., Amarillo, TX 79124, 806/322-8387.

17 Replies to “Jack Thompson”

  1. Here was a man who experienced tragedy in his family and had a serious health issue. But, never showed it. Always had a smile on his face and served and helped so many individuals. He demonstrated continually God’s strength in his life. Our prayers are with you Marlene and family. Ron and Gail

  2. Marlene/Lance; I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers. We love you. LOTS of good memories over the last 50+ years. May the Lord bless you with peace, comfort & strength. In Him, Dick

  3. Jack was an amazing supporter of all of us in education. His calls to principals to convey a positive message to the staff were so refreshing. Thank you to Jack for your service to the staff and students in Amarillo ISD.

  4. I spent 8 of Jack’s 34 AISD board years as a member with him. No one took the job more seriously than Jack. He was always the quintessential gentleman—interested and involved in anything “school.” I wish him “…fair winds and following seas!”

  5. I worked with this nice man for many years. He always had smile and a kind word. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    1. Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all. What a wonderful man of great faith. I remember when he was given 3 months to live and he put his trust in God. He and I had many discussions about illness, death and dying. He was the first one to my parents house when my dad died. He was such a comfort to us in many ways.

  6. Jack loved the Lord, his sweet wife, family, and friends. He always had the sweetest smile and great sense of humor. Through all his pain he showed love to others. A true friend of my family’s as long as I can remember. Jack and Marlene were a true example of a Godly marriage. He was loved and will be missed.

  7. I have so many wonderful memories of Jack. Jack and Marlene were the best neighbors. What a gift his life was to so many. Thank you for the example of living life well. You will be missed and always remembered.

  8. Rest In Peace Jack. You were a faithful servant and friend. Many lessons in life I learned from you, humbled and thankful for our friendship.

  9. Marlene,

    We are so very sorry but know he has been hurting for awhile. We are very thankful that God brought you both into our lives! We love you.

    Love, Mike and Angela Lee

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