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James Thompson
Oct. 2, 1957 - April 10, 2019

James Lynn Thompson Sr., was born on Oct. 2, 1957, in Borger, TX to James L. "Jay" Thompson & Greta L. (Qualls) Thompson. James sadly passed away on April 10, 2019, in Edmond, OK. During high school, James became a trained EMT and a volunteer fireman. Upon graduation from McClain, TX, he joined the United States Air Force. James was married to Lisa Rothman from 1977 until 1981. After 23 years, he retired as sales manager for Ozarka Water Company. He was a member of Edmond Church of Christ and was a volunteer for children touched by grief at The Kids' Place. James was a member of the Lions Club and served a term as president. James married Sandra Terrell Musgrove in 1984, and his 35 years of devotion to her was a beautiful example to others. He enjoyed the lake, fishing, music, travel, and his dog, Pepper. James took great joy in gathering his family and community of neighbors and friends far and wide, and was known for his hospitality, welcoming smile, and generous nature. James is survived by Sandra Thompson, of Edmond, OK; his children and spouses, James L. Thompson Jr., of Munfordville, KY; Sabrina (Anthony) Miller, of Upton, KY; Sherrie (Allen) Grant, of Angola, IN; and Glenn (Lisa) Musgrove, of Edmond, OK; siblings and spouses: sister, Roberta Shriver, of Houston, TX; sister, Patricia (Sam) Middleton, of Lubbock, TX; and sister-in-law, Brenda Thompsan Holtman, of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren, Lauren Grant, Kyle Musgrove, Merideth (Candelario) Guzman, Keith (Shelby) Musgrove, Kaleb Miller, Lincoln Miller, Samuel Miller, and Olivia Miller; and his great-grandchildren, Lillyan McClelland, Leonardo Grant, and Lane Guzman. He was preceded in death by father, Jay Thompson; mother, Greta Thompson; brother, Boyd Lee Thompson; brother-in-law, Bill Shriver; and great-grandson, Tyson Bennett. Formal Visitation will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Matthews Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions to be made to: Edmond Church of Christ, In Search of the Lord's Way, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083 (https://www.searchtv.org/formdonation.html).
Published in The Oklahoman on Apr. 15, 2019
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