J. Andy Thompson
September 21, 1943 - January 5, 2021
Fort Worth, Texas - J. Andy Thompson, 77, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 ending a wonderful and fulfilling life. Memorial Service: Internment will be a private family affair and a Memorial Service will be scheduled in the future when we can safely gather.
Memorials can be made in Andy Thompson's name to Harris Methodist Health Foundation; Fort Worth Museum of Science & History; Lena Pope Home; Gill Children Services or a charity of one's choice
Andy's professional career was most recently with Thompson & Murff, and he had a successful history with Texas Security Bancshares, Central Bank & Trust, North Fort Worth Bank and International Service Insurance Company.
Andy was born on September 21, 1943, in Fort Worth. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute where he was awarded the Distinguished Military Student and Distinguished Military Graduate awards. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, he received his commission in the US Army Transportation Corps. Andy served in Vietnam from 1966-1967 and at the Oakland Army Base, California. He was promoted to the rank of Captain and was Honorably discharged. More recently, he held community leadership roles at Texas Health Resources, the Harris Methodist Health System, the Harris Methodist Health Foundation and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. He had a long and active association with the Fort Worth Club, Rivercrest Country Club, the Lena Pope Home, the Lena Pope Home Foundation, and the James L. West Presbyterian Special Care Center.
Andy met the love of his life, Nancy Sealy, while both were studying at the University of Texas. He always said he would never have graduated without her help. They were married on January 15, 1966, and each loved every moment of their 55 years together. They especially enjoyed their time at their favorite place, their condo on Amelia Island, FL. They also enjoyed cruising and other travels, but most of all spending time with their sons, daughters-in-laws, and grandchildren.
He was blessed with good friends, talented business associates and employees, and especially Stuart Murff, his partner with Thompson & Murff, his long serving Executive Assistant Karen Larsen, and close associate Rhonda Evers.
Throughout his life, Andy provided wisdom and leadership to his colleagues, humor and dedication to his friends, and boundless love to his family. All who were blessed to know him will remember his compassion, warmth, and sweet smile. He was a true gentleman and man of integrity with an unwavering devotion to do what is right and best for his family, his friends, and his community.
Andy was the winner of the inaugural International Invitational Dry Sack Tennis Tournament and was a Lifetime member with Nate McGrew, Tom Turner and Bob Doby.
Currently he and his wife Nancy are members of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth. Former church affiliations included All Saints Episcopal Church and the First Methodist Church, both of Fort Worth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Fred D. Thompson, and grandparents, Mae and Cleaves Rhea and Evelyn and Robert Thompson.
Andy is survived by his wife, Nancy, sons Andrew (Rebecca) of Berkeley, CA and Christopher (Heather) of Saint Louis, MO. Grandchildren Aiden and Harper, both of Berkeley, CA and Sealy, Grace and Annabel, all of Saint Louis, MO. Brothers Dick Thompson and Rhea Thompson, their wives, children and grandchildren.