JENNINGS BIRDWELL "JB" THOMPSON peacefully passed
away on May 24, 2009, at the age of 84, after an
8 year struggle with Alzheimer's, with interment
at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston, TX.
JB was born the 11th of September 1924, in Fort
Worth, TX. Following his graduation from Ranger
High School Class of 1941 at Ranger, TX, he enlisted
in the U.S. Army, graduated flight school & was
commissioned as Second Lieutenant. After returning
to Texas A&M, he graduated with his Class of 1946,
with a degree in mechanical engineering. Marjorie
& JB married in 1954. He then graduated from SMU
Law School in 1959.
They settled in West University Place where he
became very active in the community and represented
the city as a councilman and Mayor pro-tem. He also
represented the city as a board member of the Harris
Galveston Subsidence District. Over his lifetime he
was involved in the Optimist Club, Boy Scouts, Houston
Bar Association, Houston A&M Club and coaching. JB
was an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
JB worked & loved being in the intellectual property
field including being an expert witness for his and
other law firms. His hobbies included dancing, tennis,
playing poker, vacationing at the beach and tailgating
at the A&M football games.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Jane
Hunt Thompson, and his son, George Lance Thompson.
He is survived by his son Robert, his daughter Kay,
daughters-in-law Karen Thompson and Anita Thompson and
4 grandchildren; Samantha, Melanie, Joshua and Marjorie