Thomas S. Thompson, Jr., 64, a lifelong resident of Annapolis, died at home on March 26 from complications of lengthy battle with the disease of alcoholism. Tommy was born January 1st at Anne Arundel General Hospital to the late Thomas S. Thompson Sr. and Jean Dye Thompson of Annapolis. He was Annapolis' first baby of the year in 1950 and was dubbed "Mr. Mid-Century", earning him periodic follow up stories in the Evening Capital for many years to come. Growing up on Duke of Gloucester Street, he attended Green Street Elementary School, Annapolis Junior and Senior High Schools, as well as the Bay Country School. In 1970, he was drafted into the Marine Corps and was stationed in Okinawa for two years. Tommy enjoyed sailing. He and his father raced their Gladiator out of the Annapolis Yacht Club in the 60's and 70's, winning many 1st place honors. He also taught sailing at Annapolis Sailing School. As a foreign car mechanic, he worked for Tydings Import Service, prior to starting his own business. Eventually, he transitioned into computers, where he programmed, repaired, and maintained computer systems. Later, he was employed by Vignobles, LVDH, a local wine distributor. Tommy also enjoyed shooting pool at Pete's on Main Street in Annapolis and later played in local leagues winning many trophies. He continued to play pool at his home with his close friends for many years. Tommy is survived by his sister, Page Thompson Anderson (Eric) of Annapolis; his former wife, Pearce Thompson of Stevensville; three nephews, Jamison, Justin and Ben; niece, Deborah; five great-nieces, Lily, Jane, Clara, Cecilia and Quinn; and great-nephew, Jamison. Services will be held Friday, April 4 at John M. Taylor Funeral Home on Duke of Gloucester with a visitation at noon, service to follow at 1 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Capital on Apr. 1, 2014