Michael "Mike" Thompson

November 7, 1944 - June 6, 2020

After a long, brave fight Michael “Mike” Thompson entered into God’s hands on June 6, 2020. Today, Michael is free to once again walk in fields listening to his favorite books.

He was born on November 7, 1944, to Virginia McClean Thompson and Frank Thompson, in Houston. He attended Southmaud Elementary, Deady Junior High School, and graduated from Milby High School in 1962. Shortly thereafter moving to Austin and graduating from The University of Texas in 1967 with an engineering degree. He retired from Texaco in 1992.

He had a dry sense of humor but had an intense loyalty to his friends, family, and caregivers. Michael’s smile could bring sunshine to any gathering. He loved hamburgers, Mexican food, and a good fresh salad.

Mike loved being home and could be counted on to lend a helping hand. Michael deeply loved his wife, who was his best friend, and never failed to carry her suitcase for any trip. He offered support for any activity she was involved in throughout their long marriage. Michael even after his sudden acute injury 9 years ago, continued to be active and could be seen with Kevin working out or eating at his favorite restaurant. He will be deeply missed by his friends and family.

Survivors include his wife of forty-four years, Nancy Blum Thompson; daughter, Beneé Blanchard; son, Dr. Daniel Thompson and his wife, Lori; and daughter, Holly Christopher and her husband, Monty Christopher, all of Beaumont; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of Mr. Thompson’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

A special gratitude to his caregivers of eight years: Michael’s personal assistant, Kevin Gilbert and Mirtala Ambriz Herrera and a special thanks to Dr. Indupalli, Dr. Sweet, and Shane Lucas, and Dr. Kandasami Senthilkumar for always offering their time and expertise.

Memorial contributions may be made to Some Other Place, P.O. Box 0843, Beaumont, Texas 77704; or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Nancy Hart Hoffman

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. Your devotion to each other was beautiful. I'm sending big hugs your way.

Pamela West

It is with great sorrow to hear of Mike's death. He was one of my dear friends as we both worked for Texaco and shared carpooling for many years. As we drove to work in his VW Bug, he would share many stories of college, life and will we make it to work on time. I will certainly keep Nancy and his family in prayer.. Gerald & Pam West

Rebecca Tate

My deepest sympathy my dear friend Nancy. I love you and am praying for you and your family

Sharon Santos

Nancy- My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of Mike. Love, Sharon

Dana Archibald

Cuddles SO enjoyed hanging out with you guys! What a sweet soul. He was SO loved by Nancy and has great friends taking SUCH good care of him.....Kevin I know he will miss you!

Eileen Curl

Dear Nancy and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers as Mike's soul moves from this earth to a heavenly body. Nancy, you worked so hard to make Mike's life the best possible over the last few difficult years. Take some time for yourself.

karen donley baker

Nancy, I am very sorry to read that your husband has passed away. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Beverly So tag

I am so very sad to know of your loss. As your friend Nancy, I so admire your compassion and empathy for others, so I can imagine what a beautiful, caring wife you were to Mike and what joy you brought to him. I am sending you and your whole family my wishes for peace. I hope to see you in the days ahead.

Hugh and June Blanchard

Nancy, Benee and Family - our deepest sympathy on the passing of Michael

Linda and Jimmy Sachitano

So sorry for your loss. Really enjoyed seeing him at Nifty after Fifty and that's been at least 3 or 4 years ago. He seemed to be such a gentle man.