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Mark A. Thompson

June 26, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, March 4, 1962
Died: 
Monday, June 23, 2014
Services: 
Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 5:00pm
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

Thursday, March 26

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brewer at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

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