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GEORGE EDWARD THOMPSON III
Bellville Times
 
Funeral services for George E. Thompson II, 68, of Round Top and formerly of
Cat Spring and Houston were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Koenig
& Strickland Chapel in LaGrange.
Interment followed in the Florida Chapel Cemetery in Round Top with Military
Honors. Friends called at Koenig & Strickland after noon on Monday.
Mr. Thompson was born Jan. 10, 1037, in Houston, the son of George Edward
and Hazel (Elliott) Thompson. He served in the U.S. Navy after the Korean
Conflict from 1955 to 1959 on the USS Ernest G. Small as an electricians
mate.
After the service, he attended college a few years and then began his career
as an electrician. He owned several electrical contracting services mainly
in the Oilfield Industry.
He moved from Houston to the Cat Spring area and was an actively involved in
the Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Department where he was assistant fire chief.
He moved to Round Top in 1997 where he was actively involved in the USS
Ernest G. Small reunion groups and was known as │Tex." He was the San
Antonio Reunion Chairman in 1998. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, barbequing
and cooking and fixing other people╣s electrical and mechanical │problems."
Mr. Thompson passed away Thursday evening, March 17, 2005, at his residence
in Round Top at the age of 68 years, 2 months and 7 days.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Hazel Thompson; son, Bart
Thompson.
Survivors include: son, George E. Thompson III of Sealy; (2) sisters, Sally
Mahaffey of Houston and Sandra Curry of Hempstead; special friends, Glenn
and Sherri Heintschel of Fayetteville; his faithful companion, Star.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cat Spring Volunteer Fire
Department.
Funeral arrangements by Koenig & Strickland, 208 W. Pearl, LaGrange, Texas
78945 (979) 968-3121.
Posted by Joy Neely

 

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