Ed G. Thompson
Published 10:04 am Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Funeral services for Ed G. Thompson will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial at Riverwood Memorial Park.
Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 9:30 a.m.
Mr. Thompson, 69, of Brookhaven, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Brownfield, Texas, on April 23, 1946, to Robert E. Thompson, Jr., and Evelyn Henson Thompson.
Ed was a graduate of McCallum High School in Austin, Texas, and attended University of Texas. He was owner of CSI Irrigation of MS, TTC Resource Group, and previously worked for Stone and Webster Engineering Firm in St. Francisville, Louisiana Riverbend Nuclear project; Brown and Root Engineering Firm in Houston, Texas, along with a being a part of Real Estate and Insurance Businesses in Austin.
He served as Texas State President and President of Southwest Area YMCA Conference (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana) and also served as chairman of The First Texas Attorney General’s Leadership Conference under Waggoner Carr, Attorney General. Mr. Thompson served as a member on the Texas Youth Council under Governor John Connelly; was past chairman of The Texas Governmental Leadership Conference for Prairie View A & M University Student Body in Brenham, Texas, and also served as a congressional appointment to the US Dept. of Agriculture under Orville Freeman, Secretary of Agriculture.
Ed also was a member of MENSA International and attended First United Methodist Church.
Preceding him in death, were his parents; brother, Robert Wayne Thompson; and twin brother, Fred Thompson.
Survivors are his wife of seven years, Augusta Walden-Thompson; daughter, Kim Sipowicz, and husband, Mike of Lubbock, Texas; and step-son, Dr. Tom Walden and wife, Annette, of Mountain Home, Arkansas; along with grandchildren, Adia, Bella, Vincent, Jack, Thomas and Saul Sipowicz and Tommy, Abby and Rachel Walden.
If you would like to leave a word of sympathy to the family, you may do so at www.riverwoodfamily.com.