Edward Thompson

Obituary of Edward Thompson

Edward Stockton (Ed) Thompson, Jr. was born on March 30, 1942 and passed away at home in La Porte on Thursday, October 14, 2021, with loved ones surrounding him. He is preceded in death by his parents: Cleta Reynolds Thompson and Edward Stockton Thompson, Sr. and a younger brother at birth. The true loves of Ed’s life were his wife, Brenda Landry Thompson, their daughter, Sarah Thompson Tracey and their three grandchildren, Adam, Freya and Thomas. Ed shared fond memories of helping to raise David Luke and Chris Jamison while they grew up in Beaumont. Other family members include his Aunt Mary Floyd Johnson of Whitehouse, TX, cousins: Johnny Johnson, Judy Patten Broom, Edward Patten, and Marion Patten, Julie Stockton and Jill Stockton-Coffey. Ed cherished time spent with Father-in-Law Gene Landry (Toni), Brother-in-law Doug Landry (Diane), Sister-in-Law Becka Landry Palmer (Mike), and his nieces and nephews that he enjoyed watching grow and spending the holidays & vacations with: Cody Landry (Amy), Jayne Whisnant (Blair), Jonathan Palmer (Jamie), and Dorothy Tijerina (Colton). Ed grew up in Nacogdoches where he became a part of the Mad World, a group of guys who loved big and have enjoyed each other’s company for over 60 years. He moved to Beaumont High for his Senior year then attended Lamar University while managing the South Park Drive-In Theatre. When friends truly become family, a bond they share is like no other. Those family bonds include survivors of the Mad World: Jack Raines and Ray Driver, O’Neal Dubberly, and Terry Chambers. Others include, Tom Koger, Johnny Thompson, Linda Anderson, Gary and Joni Hager & family. Ed was proud of the time he served in the Marine Corp Reserves from 1963 - 1969. Years later, he was excited to learn that his great-great uncle Richard Stockton fought and died at the Alamo. Prior to retirement, Ed worked as a computer programmer back in the day of mainframes for several companies in Orange, Houston, and Beaumont. He was a true character to all who knew him, and his quick wit kept everyone either in suspense or in laughter. Ed’s passions were his family, Ford Mustangs, bicycling & racquetball, and motorcycles. After moving to La Porte, he attended both the basic and advanced courses for the Citizens Police Academy and worked as his own neighborhood watch. Of course, some of Ed’s favorite neighbors wondered if he was really a spy in disguise. Services for Ed will be a Visitation on Saturday, November 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Clayton Funeral Home Chapel, 201 S. 3rd Street, La Porte. On Wednesday, November 10 (Marine Corp Birthday), there will be a 10:30 am Memorial Mass at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 3131 El Dorado Blvd, Houston. Ed will be laid to rest in Nacogdoches at a later date with the help of the Mad World. The Thompson family appreciates the many prayers from friends within the La Porte community & beyond. We want to thank our neighbors and Ron Scarborough for their help over the last year, Dr. Joe Pouzar (Ed’s PCP), Dr. Mary Mercado (Cardiologist) and Dr. Anish Meerasahib and staff (Texas Oncology in Webster) for their caring support; as well as La Porte EMS and Bridgemoor Transitional Care leading up to Ed’s home health and Hospice care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the La Porte Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (LPCPAAA) @ 3001 N. 23rd Street, La Porte, TX 77571. Your funds will provide toys for Blue Santa’s Christmas Party and meals for First Responders on duty. Please comment on your donation that it’s for ‘Ed Thompson Memorial’ so Brenda can be notified and properly thank you.


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Clayton Funeral Home La Porte
201 South 3rd Street
La Porte, Texas, United States

Memorial Mass

10:30 am
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
St. Clare of Assisi
3131 El Dorado Blvd
Houston, Texas, United States
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