Jack Hugh “Honest” Thompson, 92, of Allen, Texas passed away December 1, 2020, at his home in Allen with his “beautiful bride” beside him.
Honesty and integrity were Jack’s life-values. He claimed graduating valedictorian from Leona High School, then onto Texas A&M, Class of ‘49, shaped his morals for life.
Upon graduating from A&M, he started his career on a seismic crew with Sun Oil Company. His job took him many places until one day in Roosevelt, Utah, he met the woman he would marry. He crossed the dance floor of the Red Barn to ask a shy girl with black hair and bangs to dance with him.
This was the beginning of the sixty-nine year marriage which took Jack and Ina on many adventures over much of the United States. When Sun Oil asked him to come work at the Research Lab in Richardson, Texas, in 1962, the couple began to build their family of two daughters, Lisa and Darcy.
On the weekends in the sixties, Jack diagrammed, planned and built a lake house on Stanmire Lake. There he would teach the girls to dig for worms, fish and waterski.
His love for Texas A&M and A&M football got just the boost when his youngest daughter decided to become an Aggie. He and Ina attended many games, ever so proud to be sitting with the Alumni and other Aggie parents.
After a career of thirty-seven years with Sun Oil Company, the couple retired part-time in Durango, Colorado. Jack bought himself that four-wheel drive Jeep he always wanted and they hosted many friends and family in their beautiful home. They enjoyed several years there before deciding to split their time between Allen and Leona. Driving by the Leona home you may have spotted him on his 1948 Massey-Ferguson tractor he loved and continually worked on. They relaxed in Allen, where they watched their two grandsons grow into fine young men.
Jack is survived by his wife, Ina; daughters, Lisa Thompson and Darcy (Randy) Thompson and grandsons, James Matthew and Jack Ryan Thompson.
Graveside services for Jack were held 3 P.M., Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Leona Cemetery, Leona, Texas. Pastor Mark Gray, of Life Church, Leona, Texas, officiated the service.
Arrangements were under the direction of Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas. www.waltersfuneralhome.com