June 22, 1938 ~ August 31, 2022 (age 84)
Audie Thompson, of Weatherford, Tx went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 31st, 2022. He was 84 yrs old.
A memorial service honoring his life is planned for Friday, September 9th at 11 am at Grace Covenant Church in Weatherford, Texas, officiated by Pastor Joel Kindberg. A visitation time will be at 10 am at the church. Graveside for the family will follow at Perrin Memorial Garden Cemetery in Perrin, Texas. Arrangements are coordinated by Stephenville Funeral Home, Stephenville, Texas
Audie was born on June 22, 1938 in Midland, Tx to Claud and Bertie Lorene Thompson, the youngest of 4 children. They later moved to Oran, Texas where he would attend Perrin schools. He married his Perrin High School sweetheart Martha (Woods) Thompson on July 28, 1956 soon after their high school graduation. Audie’s working career included route driver, plant manager, rancher, and oilfield pumper.
He, Martha and their 3 daughters enjoyed boating, water skiing, hunting, tank fishing for crawdads, vacations in Colorado and he would coach the girls at home to play basketball. He was always present at their sporting events. Their home was always open to the girls friends, never needing to be invited. More importantly he was always his daughters protector and spiritual mentor. He loved spending time in his study reading The Word and going through his library of concordances.
Audie was a faithful member of Grace Covenant Church and served as one of its first elders. He said many times that he was such a blessed 84 year old man. Even in his last days he was being a comfort to others and talking about being ready for heaven. He was a man of integrity, strong and steadfast.
They were able to fulfill their dream of retiring to Colorado. He never tired of the views along a jeep trail. He wanted to share that ‘awe’ with anyone he could take along with him up to the Colorado mountains. He was a member of the jeep club in Gunnison keeping the trails up and cleared for others to enjoy. They enjoyed trekking all across the state following their grandchildren’s sporting events, where they were beloved by the teammates and their families.
At their home in Weatherford, they had great fun with their close friends playing dominoes each week, and, they enjoyed hosting their church Care groups over the years. Together they traveled in their motorhome seeing many different states. They followed TCU sports, even going to the CWS in Omaha several years.
He was Boppa to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was loving and affectionate. He would always hug and kiss them ‘hello’ and again when they departed always telling them he loved them.
He loved his little dog and sweet companion, Delilah.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Claud (Red), sisters Lavina and Margaret.
He is survived by his cherished wife of 66 years, Martha, and their 3 daughters and spouses, 6 grandchildren and spouses, and 11 great grandchildren: Daughter, Alinda Keener and her family, Sherri-Jo and Dennis Stowell, Graham and Cora; Shalee and Austin Adkins and Avery, Hallie, and Aiden. Daughter Jo Geer and husband Greg Geer and their family, Colby and Ashley Geer, Casen, Rowen, and Ford; Cameron and Lynley Geer, Tripp, and Saylor. Daughter Sherri and husband Doug Montgomery and their family, Carly and Tony Gravatt; John David and Rachel Montgomery, and Lucy. Also, sisters-in-law Marion Stephens, Lynda Woods, Lauragene Thompson Stewart, and nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the nurses and aides at Heart to Heart Inpatient Hospice Center in Ft. Worth.
Memorials to his name may be made to Grace Covenant Church Building Fund 201 Kathey St. Weatherford, Tx 76088