Billy Jack Thompson, 89, of Pearland, Texas, passed from this life on June 15, 2019 after living an incredible life filled with family, adventure, purpose and love.
Born October 8, 1929 to Alfred Tennyson Thompson and Ines Cox in Chickasha, Oklahoma, Bill was the third son of four boys and loved his brothers, Cecil, Douglas and Jimmy.
Bill graduated from Central High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1948. After graduation, he moved to Fort Worth to attend night school at Texas Christian University and to start his employment with Amoco Corporation. He graduated from TCU in May 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and remained a lifelong, die hard TCU Horned Frog. Bill's 37 years of service at Amoco began as a mail delivery boy in Fort Worth and he retired on August 1, 1986, as an auditor in Tulsa, OK.
Bill's retirement allowed more time for his many favorite passions including tennis, traveling, square dancing, Grace Flight of America, Houston Angel Flight and playing the stock market.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Bernece; five children; seven stepchildren; 31 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 11 am at First United Methodist Church located at 1115 S. Boulder, Tulsa. Burial to follow at Beggs Cemetery.
In lieu of sending flowers, donations can be made to: The Talking Book Program, P. O. Box 12516, Austin, TX 78711-2516, in memo section: ebooks.