March 25, 1954 - October 3, 2017
James (Jim) Harvey Thompson, 63, passed away at Baylor Medical Center Dallas, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 as a result of his battle with leukemia. Jim lived in Amarillo, Texas.
Jim was born on March 25th 1954 in McAlester, Oklahoma to Marvin and Jessie Thompson. Jim was the youngest of his siblings including his older brother Bob Thompson of Borger, Texas and sister Kay Thompson of Everett, Washington. Jim was divorced at his time of passing and is survived by his brother and sister, his two sons, Brian Justin Thompson of Grants Pass, Oregon and Blaine Kealyn Thompson of Amarillo, Texas, his step-son Brandon Merrill of Amarillo, Texas, and his two nieces Renee Zettle of Boise, Idaho and Nicole Lucas of Wasilla, Alaska.
Jim lived a life full of spirit, friendship, travel, and activity. Most people who knew Jim would say that even though he has already passed that he has outlived us all. In his youth Jim enjoyed flying airplanes and riding motorcycles. Later in life, he found his passion for nature, enjoying mountain climbing, hiking, fishing and scuba diving. Jim was a lifelong, avid member of the Boy Scouts of America in which he volunteered countless hours and received many awards for his dedication to this organization. In addition to his love for scouting Jim also enjoyed mentoring groups of all ages and backgrounds in the challenging outdoor personal experience (C.O.P.E.) programs. An enduring love of music eventually led Jim to his membership in a live performance classic rock band, Smoky City Rhythm Review, in his later years. It was a lifelong goal for Jim to play live music with other musicians and this became a central part of his life in his later years. For the past 25 years Jim has successfully owned and operated his own business in which he took great pride in offering great service to customers and a comforting environment for his employees.
Funeral services will be held at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo at the Hollywood road campus (Student ministry center) at 2:30 PM on Saturday October 21st. Jim requested that a celebration to honor his life be held in addition to his funeral. The celebration will be held at Destiny’s Garden in Amarillo at 5:00 PM on Saturday October 21st.
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Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061
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