The Obit For Tommy Thompson

Tommy R. Thompson
June 29, 2012

Thompson, Tommy R., 73, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Tommy was born in Lincoln, Illinois. He spent his early years in California where he received a scholarship to play baseball at Fresno State.

Upon graduation he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins and found himself in Orlando. After his baseball career ended, he became a teacher with OCPS and spent 27 years at Edgewater High School as a driver’s ed teacher, baseball coach, and athletic director.

He impacted untold lives with his work ethic, values, and dedication combined with his wonderful love for life.

Always a positive person he lived every day to it’s fullest.

Tommy had such a unique personality that once you met him you never forgot him.

He was preceded in death by his wife Susan. Tommy is survived by his loving wife Catherine; daughter Sarah (Keith) Reynolds; son Mark (Emy) Thompson; grandchildren Brett and Amy Reynolds; brother Wayne Thompson and sister Margo Laner of Auburn, California.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 2; at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Reformation Chapel, 106 E. Church Street, Orlando.

Donations can be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.