James "Jim" William Thompson
Thompson, Jim , 60, passed away Wed, July, 22, 2015 at home, with his daughter by his side. He was diagnosed with liver cancer just 57 days prior. Born Dec. 12, 1954 in St. Louis, MO. Beloved son of the late Leroy and Michiko Thompson; remarkable father of Leka Marie Thompson-Sullivan and her husband Eugene Mark Sullivan Jr.; step-father of Robert Woodard; proud grandfather of R.J. , Johonna & Brailyn; dear older brother of Sally Good, "Uncle Jimmy" to Lindsay Buechler; dear cousin to several in NJ; true friend to many; and Devoted fan of the STL Cardinals.
He grew up in Glasgow Village, St. Louis MO, class of 73; joined the U.S. Army in 1979 until honorably discharged in 1980; attended North Country Tech. where he excelled& found his love for drafting; started at the U.S. Post Office in 1985 as a dedicated, hard working letter carrier with 20 years of service.
Jim was an amazing man with a thoughtful heart. He lived to make others happy, with no expectations in return. He loved to spoil his daughter and grandchildren. He was someone who his friends and family describe as "a great guy and so funny", "an angel on Earth", "so cool", and "a proud father " to his daughter who was "the light of his life" and "all he ever talked about."
A Celebration&Remembrance Gathering open to anyone who would like to pay their respects.
Sat, 8/8/15 530p-830p at 370 Lakeside Park, first pavilion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros(501© 3 not-for profit organization;donations are tax deductible) To donate visit:
www.ispmb.org/Donate.html , www.facebook.com/ISPMB; or mail to ISPMB, P.O. Box 55, Lantry, South Dakota 57636;phone 605-964-0055 ***Please note Mr. Thompson's name on your contribution.
Though unable to fulfill his "bucket list" to see the wild horses running free, his memory may be honored through donations in effort to support America's wild horses so they can continue to run wild and free for many generations to come.
May he rest in peace and remain in our hearts and memories forever, until we meet again…