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William M. "Tommie" Thompson

Obituary for William M. "Tommie" Thompson

November 5, 1918 - July 25, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 100


William M. "Tommie" Thompson Lt. Col. USAF Retired, age 100, passed away on July 25, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. Born on November 5, 1918, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri to Sarah Delilah Seaton Thompson and Marvin Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife of 64 years Martha R. Thompson, his brother J.L. Thompson and his second wife, Mary Ann Holick Thompson. He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School and attended Baker University, Baldwin Kansas. Drafted in to Military Services on March of 1941. Later entered pilot training for the U.S. Army Air Corps and participated as pilot with Troop Carrier Command in the invasion of Normandy, France "D" Day during World War II. Col. Thompson served with U.S. Air Force 26 years receiving several World War II Combat and other Decorations. Duty stations included Recruiting Service, Salina, Kansas, while there served on Board of Directors for the Salina Junior Chamber of Commerce; Instructor Pilot with Air Training Command, Waco, Texas; All Weather Fighter-Interceptor pilot, Air Defense Command, Japan; McGuire AFB New Jersey; England AFB, Alexander, Louisiana; Thule Greenland; Reichard-Gebauer AFB, Kansas City, MO.; Director of Operations for Air Force Iceland and retiring September1969 at Perrin AFB, Sherman, TX. After retirement he became Air Force Advisor to Texas Air National Guard, Kelly AFB. TX. He entered a banking career with Broadway National Bank September 1969 as personnel Officer, San Antonio, Texas. He was active with the American Banking Institute 1971-1973 and was a loan officer with Alamo Heights National Bank and retired in March 1983. After retirement Col. Thompson pursued his hobbies flying World War II Liaison Aircraft, hunting, water sports with granddaughters and traveling with wife Marty, attending reunions of Military Organizations, which he had served. He was best known as "Tommie" and was a life Member of Confederate Air Force, Charter member of Alamo Liaison Group. He is survived by his son, Michael Joe and wife Eloise, Little Rock, Arkansas, daughter Gail Monroe and husband Robert and Marcia T. Rice. Granddaughters, Heather Monroe and husband, Shane Broussard and great-grandson Bishop and Jacquelyn Talbert and husband, Marcus and great-grandsons, Luka, and Liem; niece Carol Stizza and husband John; nephew John E. Thompson and Georgine.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Air Force Village Charitable Foundation for Freedom House, 5100 John D. Ryan Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78245.

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