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Mark A. Thompson

June 26, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, March 4, 1962
Died: 
Monday, June 23, 2014
Funeral: 
Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 17:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Mark A. Thompson was born in Indianapolis, Ind., March 4, 1962, and died Monday, June 23, 2014 in Fort Worth. He was passionate about writing, sports, music and his family.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Mr. Thompson was an accomplished, award-winning writer who began his career in Texas with the El Campo-Leader News before moving to the Weatherford Democrat. After the Weatherford Democrat, he worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Then for the past 10 years, he worked for the Quarter Horse News in Fort Worth as the co-editor/journalist.
A graduate of Indiana State, Thompson served as editor of his college paper, The Indiana Statesman, where he will be remembered for an article he penned, "Charlie Chair," following the infamous Bobby Knight chair-throwing incident that appeared in several newspapers in his native state. An avid, lifelong Indiana Pacers fan, Thompson counted his interview with then rookie Michael Jordan as a career highlight for years.
He was the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career, most recently for being the top writer of online articles by American Horse Publications.
Thompson was preceded in death by his father, Mike Thompson; and brother, Gary Thompson.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Janie and Dennis Sidener of Weatherford; sister, Jamie Thompson; nephews, Dustin Thompson, Jeff Perry and Lane McCoy; nieces, Hanna Thompson and JayLin McCoy; his life partner, Cynthia Skubis Rotter and her children, Jay Rotter and Rachael Rotter; and numerous family, friends and coworkers.

Sports Calendar

Friday, August 22

  • AHS Varsity vs. Pascal at Aledo, a.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson Scrimmage, 9 a.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy High School at Lakehill Prep, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS vs. Stephenville at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

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