Thompson, Wendell Eugene "Gene"
April 2, 1935 - July 29, 2018
“Gene” Thompson passed away on July 29, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Gene is survived by his wife, Linda Harris Thompson: his son, Scott Christopher Thompson and wife, Krista; and his daughter Laura Thompson Triana and husband, Lorenzo Triana. Gene is survived by six grandchildren: Kirby Thompson, Riley Thompson, Jack Thompson, Cooper Thompson, Lorenzo and Loriana Triana. Gene is also survived by his sister, Brenda Thompson Quanstrom of Southport, North Carolina.
Born April 2, 1935, Gene was preceded in death by his parents Herbert Smith Thompson and Virginia Campbell Thompson of Arlington, Virginia. Gene graduated from Washington and Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia. He served in the United States Army and then earned a Doctorate of Law from American University in Washington, D.C. Gene married the love of his life, Linda Carole Harris, (54 years ago).
Gene first worked as a contract negotiator for IBM in Amok, New York and then continued with IBM as a Branch Manager in Hartford, Connecticut. He then served as Executive Vice President of Western Union for the southwestern region of the U.S. and Mexico. He continued his career as a results manager for Thomas Group Inc. Throughout his career he was recognized for his outstanding achievement and performance.
Gene was known for his intelligence, creativity, sense of humor and problem solving ability. Gene has suffered from poor health for over ten years but despite his challenges, his faith in Jesus Christ and devotion to his family sustained him.
A celebration of life will be held at Prestonwood Baptist Church, the Faith Chapel on September 28 at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lone Star Paralyzed Veterans Association. www.mylspva.org. Condolences to the family may be offered at www.AriaCremation.com
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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