Mr. Ralph Norman Thompson passed from this life Thursday morning, November 29, 2007, at his home.
Born August 3, 1914 in Hitchcock, TX, Mr. Thompson had been a lifelong resident of Hitchcock and Santa Fe. He had been employed as a pipefitter with Amoco where he retired after 34 years of service, was a member of Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers Union #4-449 in Texas City, served in the US Army Coast Artillery during WWII, was a life member of the VFW Post #5400 and enjoyed working in his vegetable garden. Mr. Thompson formed many wonderful and long lasting friendships with many of his co-workers and he was one of those fortunate individuals who lived a long and enduring life in good health, until only a couple of years before his death. Throughout much of his later years, particularly after the death of his beloved wife Mallie in 1994, he spent a good deal of time visiting others in Santa Fe and the surrounding communities, providing companionship to those who were home-bound. He will always be remembered as someone who was willing to go out of his way to help others.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Mallie Norma (Hamm) Thompson; parents, Robert and Josephine (Barbeaud) Thompson, Sr. and brother, Robert Thompson, Jr.
Survivors include his son, Robert Thompson and wife, Cheryl of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Carrie Hutchinson and husband, Thomas of Chicago, Christie Thompson of Rochester, Minnesota, Robin Thompson of Chicago; great-grandson, Grant Hutchinson of Chicago and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2007, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Chaplain Chad Hawkins officiating.
Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be his three granddaughters, Carrie Hutchinson, Christie Thompson, Robin Thompson; two nieces, Janet Cerny Gregory, Elaine Cerny Vanderbilt and friends, Kelly Anselmo and Clyde Brandon. Honorary bearers will be Jim Bratton, Ray Browning, Rudy Mansi, Floyd Perry and Mack Wilson.
Friends may call from 5 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501.
Those who wish may make memorials in the form of donations to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 2956, Texas City, TX 77592-2956, the Alzheimer's Association, 6161 Savoy, Houston, TX 77036 and/or the charity of your choice.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Mr. Kelly Anselmo and Ms. Marlin McCullough for the companionship and care that they provided Mr.Thompson. www.hayesfuneralhome.com