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Thompson, Wendell Eugene "Gene"

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April 2, 1935 - July 29, 2018

Thompson, Wendell Eugene "Gene"

“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. Condolences to the family may be offered at

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Laura Triana

August 30, 2018 2:18PM

I love and miss you tremendously! What a great father, friend, leader and guide. Thinking of your funny faces, hilarious jokes and kind heart!

Raymond P Pascoe

August 28, 2018 4:02PM

Dear Linda and Family,
During my 40 year career with WU, I worked with many very fine men and I place Gene at the top of my list. Thirty six years in retirement has not dimmed my memory of those good years we worked closely together. Gene was a great boss and friend.

Louise and I still live at the lake and will probably not attend Gene's service because at 94 I do not drive in Dallas anymore.

Our love, thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

Ray and Louise Pascoe
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Brenda Thompson Quanstrom

August 27, 2018 9:11PM

Rest In Peace my beloved brother. You were my bright and shining star my entire life. You fought a courageous fight and you did it with good cheer, kindness, faith in God, and genuine love for family and all who came in contact with you. You made the world a better place and nothing will be the same without you. One day we will all be together again.