Joe Charles Thompson

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  • "Clare, May God bless you and your family in this time of..."
    - Al McDonald
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    - Linda (wilson) Cline
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    - Jerry Gay
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Joe Charles Thompson was born on September 17, 1935 to Charlie and Pauline Thompson in Coleman, Texas. He passed away on April 19, 2014 at Midland Memorial Hospital. Joe re-dedicated his life to Christ on April 15th and told his family he was ready to go to Heaven and "have a little fun." Joe graduated from Coleman High School in 1954. He was a member of the Coleman Blue Cats football team and also a Golden Gloves Boxing Champ. He went on to attend Tarleton State University where he was on the football team and also in ROTC. This is where Joe met his wife of 58 years, Clara Stafford. Joe was a leader in the oil field service industry as a directional driller. He began his career with Mayo Mars in Coleman, Texas as a young roughneck and through the years worked for companies such as Lane Wells, Sun Oil and Eastman-Whipstock building a reputation as the "go to man" for difficult projects. In the mid-seventies, Joe, along with Country Harris, Glen Harbert, Glen Cothrun, Lloyd Jones and Jerry Holt began DIG, Inc. Joe was employed at the time of his death with DDC, Inc. Many friendships were built during those years working in the oilfields which he truly treasured. He also made many friends over his numerous years as a Shriner. Joe is survived by his wife, Clara Thompson; his children, Janna Thompson, Robert Thompson (Star) and SueEllen Stalder (Dean); and his grandchildren, Connor Thompson, Holt Thompson, Mackey McCommon, Tyler McCommon, Andrew Stalder, Hope Stalder and Brant Stalder. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Pauline Thompson; and son-in-law, Robert M. McCommon, Jr. A visitation will be Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Chapel. Graveside services will be Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Coleman County at Gouldbusk Cemetery. Tally Ho Joe T. We will see you in Heaven. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at

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Midland, TX 79710
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Apr. 23, 2014