Brent L. Thompson

Brent L. Thompson, Brent was born February 11, 1949 in Syracuse, KS to Vernon and Betty Mae Thompson. He served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He had a sense of humor that would brighten anyone's day. He worked in the street department with the City of Amarillo, as well as, the Cities of Bradenton and Anna Maria Island Florida. He was known to be a good cook and while in Bradenton also worked for some restaurants, honing his skills. He was a huge sports fan, but especially enjoyed boxing, football and racing. He, at one time, had also worked as a CNA, using his humor to win the respect of his patients. He loved his dogs and people. He developed good friendships with those he worked with and never met a stranger. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, Heath Grimes and by a daughter-in-law, Lesli Grimes. Brent was survived by wife: Emily Thompson; children: Jerry Lynn Decrocker and husband Jeff, Michelle Helm and husband Micael, Ami Ficco and husband Mark, Joseph Grimes, Christina Phillips and husband Ronnie, Shelley Goodson and husband Chris, Delaney Grimes and wife Kelley, Daniel Grimes, and April Grimes; 3 brothers: Larry Thompson and wife Linda, Dave Thompson and wife Sandy, and Laney Thompson and wife Susie; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Hillside Christian West Chapel, 6100 S. Soncy, with Rev. Mike Nuthman officiating. Please sign the online guest book at

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Cox Funeral Home
4180 Canyon Dr Amarillo, TX 79109
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Published in The Bradenton Herald on May 2, 2014