Thomas Vee Thompson Jr. was born February 7th 1963 in Caldwell Idaho to Thomas Vee Thompson and Janice Hammond. They had two sons Tom and Jerry. Tom and his younger brother Jerry were military brats and traveled wherever the military took their Dad. After their parents divorced, Tom Sr was stationed in Germany where he and the boys lived for 6 yrs. Sr remarried and their sister Trish was born in Germany. They came back to the states in 1976 and all 3 kids lived in Homedale and eventually for a short time with their Uncle Mack and Aunt Donna Tolmie and family. In 1979 Tom Jr moved to CA and lived with his mother and step father Janice and Charlie Bartlett. That is when Tom started learning the pump Business at age 14 at Charlies business, Valley Pump, which Charlie still owns in Yuba City. Jan and Charlie had a son Carl Richard (Rickey) Bartlett who now runs Valley Pump with his father. Tom wore many hats in businesses, he could do most anything and would do anything for anybody! Tom was a Maverick. He loved being a Cowboy, his black Stetson was his signature to anybody who knew him, loved when he rode bulls, and definitely blazed his own trail in life. But his love was the Pump Business and was one of the best anywhere at it. He worked at it until ALS struck him and was forced to quit work on December 2nd, 2016. Tom fought a hard fight and tried everything to beat it and stay with his true love Peggy. But with his wife and partner right there with him always at his side, he lost that battle.
Tom lived, he loved life, and he lived it to the fullest. Rest in peace Tom, you were a great man- never forgotten.
Tom is preceded in death by his paternal Grandparents Margaret and Ted Thompson, his maternal Grandfather Marion Hammond. He leaves behind his daughter Amanda Lee Thompson, son Thomas Clancy Thompson, brother Jerry Lee Thompson, half-sister Patricia Dee Thompson, half-brother Carl Richard Bartlett, step brothers and sisters through marriages.
A special thanks to our Angels at First Choice Home Health and Hospice, for we could not have done this without them. Especially to Mary, Kelly, Liann, and Nancy up to the bitter end, we will be forever grateful.
Donations can be given to: ALS Association 19226 66th Ave. S. L-105, Kent WA. 98032