Ira “Deedie” Thompson Jr. was born on March 8, 1937, in Abilene, TX and passed from this life on August 21, 2020 in Carrollton, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Deedie and Natalie McClure Thompson, of Seagoville, TX, and his son, Dennis Keith Thompson of Carrollton, TX. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Glenda Smith Thompson; daughter, Mitzi Gayle Thompson; granddaughter, Amy Thompson Baker and her husband Tim Baker of Cottage Grove, OR; grandson, Jason Keith Thompson and wife Melody Thompson of Wauchula, FL; daughter-in-law, Annette Thompson Coffey and husband David Coffey of Carrollton, TX; and 5 great grandchildren, Gabe and Jordan Baker, Levi, Jonathan and Solomon Thompson; two brothers, Bill Thompson and wife Bunny of Atlanta, GA, and Bob Thompson of Corvallis, OR., and sister-in-law Sharon Smith Wells and husband Ray of Jasper, TX, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends of all ages.
Deedie attended Seagoville High School, Texas A & M University, and North Texas University where he received his master’s degree and Administrative Certificate. He taught English and coached football and basketball at Vivian Field Middle School, and coached at Coppell High School, as well as being an Elementary Principal. He was a teacher, coach, and principal for 33 years.
Deedie was an outstanding place kicker for the Seagoville Dragons football team in the 1950’s. The Dallas Morning news nicknamed him “The Toe” and that name stuck with him throughout his life. Friends that knew him in high school called him Toe throughout his life.
Deedie’s passion was for his family, and he was a loving husband, involved father and grandfather. He was loved for his smile and hospitality, and the unselfish way he cared for everyone around him. He loved middle school age kids and if he could have raised his family on a teacher’ salary, he would have spent his entire school career teaching Middle School children.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date.
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