THOMPSON, Reverend Kenneth Harry|
Reverend Kenneth Harry Thompson, age 81 passed on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at his home in Austin, Texas. He was a 1951 graduate of Henryetta High School in Henryetta, Oklahoma. Rev. Thompson was also a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a B.S. degree in Education in 1971. He furthered his graduate education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and also Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Rev. Thompson served in the United States Army and was mainly stationed at Brook Army Medical Corps at Ft. Sam Houston located in San Antonio, Texas; later he was honorably discharged in 1961. After the army Rev. Thompson moved to Austin and was employed by Graybar Electric Company for ten years. He was called to ministry and served as director of education and Interim Pastor at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. While attending the University of Texas at Austin he worked for the United States Postal Service.
Rev. Thompson was called to Pastor the Walnut Creek Baptist Church on August 23, 1970 and faithfully served as Pastor until August 28, 2011 as his health forced him to resign; Pastor Thompson was named Pastor Emeritus after his retirement.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John Marshall Thompson and Ruth Josephine Sherrin Thompson, three sisters: Wanda Stevens, Carolyn Kelly and Imogene Thompson.
Pastor Thompson is survived by his wife of 56 years, Aileen Cook Thompson; daughter: Melinda Kay Thompson (Mindy), one son: Michael Kenneth Thompson (Mike) and two brothers: Charles Thompson and wife Charlotte and family, Bob Thompson and wife Janice of Hitchita, Oklahoma and family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to one of the listed below: The Walnut Creek Baptist Church located at P.O. Box 81492 Austin, Texas 78708; The Austin Baptist Community Center at 2000 East 2nd Street Austin, Texas 78702; The
, Capital of Texas Chapter, 3520 Executive Center Drive Suite 140 Austin, Texas 78731.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:00am at Walnut Creek Baptist Church located at 12062 North Lamar Blvd. Austin, Texas; internment will follow at the Walnut Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Please visit Reverend Thompson's memorial website at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2014