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Cecil Thompson

Cecil Thompson

Wednesday, December 18th, 1935 - Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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Dr. B. Cecil Thompson entered Heaven’s gates on May 29, 2019 in Arlington, TX.

Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 3, at First Baptist Church, 301 S. Center St., Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.

Cecil was born at home on December 18, 1935 in Baird, TX. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees at North Texas State University where he met the love of his life, Jo. They married on May 30, 1959, at Field Street Baptist Church in Cleburne. Cecil earned a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. Jo and Cecil moved to Arlington in 1965, for him to teach at Arlington State College, now known as UTA. He taught many classes during his 35-year tenure with the Physics department and earned the distinction of Professor Emeritus. Cecil was a Godly man who enjoyed his family, kayaking, glider planes, having his pilot’s license, race cars, the Cadillac Club, crossword puzzles, Suduko, and especially treating people to dinner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie and Ina Pearl Thompson; brothers, Fred (Ting), Oliver Dee (Tommy); and sister, Dee King.

Survivors: Cecil is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Jo Moreland Thompson; daughters, Sarah and Denis Cole, Alyce and Courtney Monroe; grandchildren, April Perry and fiancée, Erik McWhirter, Amber and Brandon West, Bethanne Monroe, Evan Cole, and Max Cole; as well as a host of friends who are family.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, June 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    First Baptist Church Arlington
    301 S. Center St.
    ARLINGTON, TX 76010
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  • Interment

    Moore Memorial Gardens
    1219 North Davis Drive
    ARLINGTON, TX 76012
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Tivilla Lamar and Kim Luedy

Posted at 10:21am
Sending much Love to Jo and the Family in memory of a Great Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Educator, Dr. Cecil Thompson.
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Ritchie Skelton

Posted at 07:37pm
I would like to send my condolences to the Thompson family. Although I have never met Cecil nor his wife, I have met Alyce (and became friends) a long time ago. Alyce and your family have been in my daughter, Jackie's, life for quite awhile now. Please receive my prayers , through the Holy Spirit, to help and guide you during the days and months ahead. Sincerely, Ritchie and Joe Skelton, Alpine, Texas.

Bill McWhirter. Melissa&Bruce McWhirter. Vikki&Bre

Posted at 08:34pm
With Prayer and Love.
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Louise Vaughn

Posted at 02:13pm
Mary Jo, I worked at Family Healthcare when your daughters were born. Such an adorable family. I was the Laboratory technician who drew your blood. No doubt he is in heaven rejoicing. I will continue praying for you and your family.
Love to all of you.
I just retired from UTA health services a year ago.

Love, Aaron, Christi and Kelly

Posted at 08:01am
So sorry for your loss! Sending love and prayers for all of you.
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