Thompson, John C.

December 15, 1927 - January 14, 2014

John Carl Thompson

John Thompson died on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in Dallas.  He is survived by his loving and faithful wife, Joan Catherine.  He is also survived by his daughter, Carline Thompson, and one brother, Bobby Thompson of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  John’s parents proceeded him in John further leaves behind a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends to mourn his legacy and life.

A Garland native, John was a World War II veteran who served in the Atlantic.    John earned the title of “The Colonel”, and during this time he was admired, appreciated and respected by his peers.  He later worked a variety of jobs, all of which he enjoyed, as he had a passion for working on and repairing items with his hands.  John’s former employers, the John Deere Tractors, and also the Wasp Museum Project of Washington, DC and also the local Train Museum in Dallas were just a few of the many highlights of his career.

John had an incredible sense of humor and a witty and gregarious personality.  He enjoyed making others smile and for them to laugh was always icing on the cake.  John was an avid reader who enjoyed reading history and also books about planes and trains.

Both of John’s parents had a special love for musical, and as a result, he too learned to develop a tremendous passion for music.  John’s favorite genre of music was Bluegrass, of which he enjoyed for many, many years.  In 1992 John endured an auto accident which caused him to lose the ability to play.  Even though he could no longer play, John continued enjoying Bluegrass, and would frequently encourage others to participate and play whenever they could.

Family and friends of John will gather on Saturday evening, January 18 at 6:00 to celebrate his life at the Plaza Theater near the Garland Square. Bluegrass musicians and former WWII War Veterans will pay a special tribute as well.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

8 replies on “Thompson, John C.”

Missy Manus says:

Aunt Joan, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Husband John. My thoughts will be with you in the weeks and months ahead and I pray God will surround with His love and give you peace.
Love, Missy

Malia Moore says:

Mr. Thompson visited us at the South Garland Branch Library quite often. He always had a wonderful story and a handsome smile. He will be missed greatly.

Kelly Page says:

Mr. Thompson was such a funny sweet man. We always looked forward to his visit to the South Garland Library. He will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Kathy Driskell says:

Mr. Thompson lit up the library whenever he came in. I especially enjoyed him showing us books with pictures of men he served with. God Bless his family.

Ann Kelley says:

I knew John for only about six or seven years and found him to be a very inspiring and wonderful man. He had a heart of gold and never seem to have an enemy. His lovely wife Joan was a perfect partner for him and I know she misses him as many others and I will.
May God’s peace be with you.

Carline Thompson says:

I so miss you my Dearest Dearest DADDY touched so many lives your 2 Grandsons Richie & Nathaniel Love & miss you so. You where the most amazing Great Grandfather. I know your GreatGrand children wil have fond memories to cherish, as we do.

Joan C T hompson says:

John and I met at the right time He was fun, had loads of interests , and many friends I shall always cherish the love we had for each other Your loving wife Joan

Noba Henderson says:

Sorry for your losses. As I was watching KTEN news at 5 a report came on about John it was his ring and his metals from World War2 . So I looked him up here. Thank you for taking care of him and I think him for his service.

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