Dr. J. Q. Thompson, Sr.

February 4, 1921 - December 10, 2012


Dr. J.Q. Thompson, Sr. died on Monday, December 10, 2012 at a local nursing home. He was 91 year old. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home. A private family burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.

John Quincy Thompson, Sr. was born on February 4, 1921 in Troy, Texas. He was the son of L.B. Joseph (1893-1981) and Lois Gibson Thompson (1895-1989), and he was the fifth of seven children. He grew up in Troy and graduated Valedictorian from Troy High School. He had scholarships from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Tech. To finance his education, he applied to work as a “campus boy” at Mary Hardin Baylor College and was therefore able to attend classes half time. After this, he transferred to UT at Austin, and later received a B.A. in Chemistry there. He worked at the Texas State Laboratory for a year while waiting admission to Baylor Medical School in Houston. After graduation in 1947, he received internship and residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan from 1947 to 1953. He spent one year in the Navy V12 program and remained in the Naval Reserve for three years. He then resigned from the Navy to join the Regular Army in 1950. He spent time in Camp Pickett, Virginia, then at the 361st Station Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, during the Korean War, and then one year in the Panama Canal Zone at Fort Kobbe, where he was in General Internal Medicine and served as Post Surgeon and Medical Company Commander. He then resigned from the Army to begin his work at Scott and White Clinic and Hospital. While on staff at Scott and White, he was a member of the Division of Endocrinology in the Department of Internal Medicine. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, consultant to Santa Fe and V.A. hospitals, and Associate Professor at Texas A&M University Medical School. Also, he was a member and past President of the Bell County Medical Society and a member of several state and national medical organizations. He was a practicing physician at Scott and White for 30 years

Dr. Thompson married Margaret Elizabeth Grainger of Houston on July 15, 1945. They were married for 61 years. He is preceded in death by his wife Peggy, a son Loyd Wayne, parents LB and Lois Thompson, brothers Barton and Wayne, and sisters Evelyn Martin and Vivian Allen. He is survived in death by 2 sons, John Quincy (Jr.) of Temple and Richard Vincent (“Rick”) of Coppell and a daughter Susan (Thompson) Lanford of Temple and by his brother Dale Thompson of San Angelo. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: William Parker Thompson of Temple, Rachel Thompson of Temple, Megan Thompson of Bryan-College Station, Michael Thompson of Coppell and Nathan Lanford of Temple. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Eleanor Grainger of Houston.

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Born: February 4, 1921
Place of Birth: Troy, TX
Death: December 10, 2012
Place of Death: Temple, TX


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Wednesday December 12, 2012, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home
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