John A. Thompson, born in Berlin, New Mexico on Sept. 24, 1933, passed away on Sept. 9, 2017 at Louis and Peaches Heart Hospital.
The son of Dorthea and Dan Fine, Mr. Thompson was survived by his wife, Louise Thompson; son Tim Bland; daughter Pat Hite; four grandchildren: Michael, Danyale, Brea, and Justin; nine great-grandchildren: Taylor, Delayna, Brylee, Breonna, Bryson, Brooklynn, Cody, Aiden, and Ally.
Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor degree in Agriculture. He also served in the US Army at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. in the research department.
Mr. Thompson attended Nursing School at St. Louis Hospital and received a nursing degree and continued on at The School of Anesthesia in Springfield, Missouri, obtaining his CRNA licenses.
He was employed in the medical field, where he worked for many years. Mr. and Mrs, Thompson retired and moved to Bullard to be closer to their children.
Mr. Thompson touched so many lives through his love for family and church. He was a member of Bullard Church of Christ. Many in the Bullard community knew him as Papa John.