McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

April 18, 2013

Jack Thompson


Submitted report

McALESTER — Jack Thompson, 90, of Claremore, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brumley-Mills Chapel with the Rev. Jim Davidson officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.

Born Sept. 26, 1922, in Savanna, he was the son of Baxter and Oma (Harrison) Thompson. He grew up in this area and graduated from Haywood School.

He was a veteran of World War II, where fought in the Battle of the Bulge, as well as other battles.

Upon returning, he married Mary Rose Rock on July 25, 1947. They lived in McAlester until 1955 when they moved to Tulsa. They have lived back and forth in McAlester and Tulsa all their married life and he had lived at Claremore Veteran’s Center the past nine months.

He worked as a auto mechanic and air conditioner mechanic at car dealerships in McAlester and Tulsa for many years.

He was a former member of First Baptist Church of McAlester.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Thompson, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Darryl Barnes, of Wilburton; one son, David Thompson, of Claremore; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Nova Lee Burkhead, of Chickasha, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Sharon.