Born Sept. 9, 1945, Mr. Thompson lived in the Lockeford-Clements area as a child and moved to Manteca as a teenager. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1968 and worked 36 years at a Ripon paper mill.
After moving to the San Joaquin River Club in 2001, Mr. Thompson served two terms on the board of directors and was campground chairman for several years, establishing annual fundraisers for campground improvements.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Phyllis Thompson of Tracy; a daughter, Pauline Thompson; a son, Casey Thompson; his mother, Cleo Thompson; a brother, David Thompson, and his wife, Liz; three sisters, Joyce Grimmett, Gloria Greathouse and Nona Dabney, and her husband, David; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his father, Ralph Thompson; and a daughter, Tammy Thompson.
The April 6 celebration of life will begin at 3 p.m. at the San Joaquin River Club hall, 30000 Kasson Road.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Thompson’s name may be sent to the San Joaquin River Club campground fund, 30000 Kasson Road, Tracy, CA 95304.