Don Thompson Sr, 87, passed away July 17, 2022, in Wichita, Kansas. Don was born December 4, 1934, in Newkirk, Oklahoma, to William Fines Thompson and Martha Lucille Thompson. After graduating high school, he married Treva E. Moiser on November 5, 1955. They have been married 66 years, 8 months, and 12 days. To their marriage were born two sons, Don Thompson Jr., wife Sharon and James Thompson Sr., wife Reba. The same year he got married he also joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served 25 years, retiring in June of 1979. During that time, he was stationed in: Greenville, Mississippi; Chandler, Arizona; Shemya, Alaska; Clovis, New Mexico; Bien Hoa Vietnam; Tucson, Arizona; Phoenix, Arizona; Zweibrucken Germany; and Alexandria, Louisiana, after which he went back to his hometown of Newkirk, Oklahoma. Don was a proud father and while his sons were in Cub and Boy Scouts, he was a Scout Leader until his boys made Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow.
Preceding him in death are his parents, one brother Wayne Thompson, and the Badley half-brothers and half-sisters.
Surviving Don is: his wife Treva; his two sons Don and James and their wives; five grandchildren - on Don Jr side there is Ron (Lissy) Thompson, and Treva Jo Thompson, and on James Sr side there is Jerry Thompson, James Thompson Jr, and Joshua (Melissa) Thompson; 9 great grandchildren- on Don Jr side there is Sandra, Kara, and Alex, and on James Sr side there is Cheyenne, Ariel, James III, Emily, Mallory, and Hannah; 5 great-great grandchildren on James Sr side-Tanner, Dawson, Raelynn, Lunabee, Oliver; and his sister Fern Leyva, his twin brother Dale Thompson, and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday July 21, 2022, from 11 am to 7 pm with the family receiving friends and relatives from 5 to 7 pm. Services for Don will be held at 10:00 am Friday, July 22, 2022, at the Newkirk Church of Christ, with Scott Dutton Minister, officiating. Interment to follow at Newkirk City Cemetery. For those who cannot attend, condolences and memories may be shared online at www.millerstahl.com.
Family has requested that in lieu of flowers you may want to make a charitable donation to the Newkirk Church of Christ or Arkansas City American Legion Post 18 in the name of Don Thompson Sr.