Thompson, James Kimball
Birth: Tuesday, February 04, 1919
Residence: Solomons, Maryland
Death: Sunday, July 08, 2018 at the age of 99
Laid to Rest: Friday, July 20, 2018 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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James Kimball "Jim" Thompson, 99, of Solomons, MD passed away peacefully on July 8, 2018 at Asbury Health Care Center, Solomons, MD. He was born on February 4, 1919 in Morris, OK to the Late Fannie Lynn and James Walter Thompson. He was the loving husband to Margaret Jane "Marge" Thompson whom he married on July 24, 1943 and she preceded him in death on February 7, 2011.
Jim graduated from high school and went on to join the United States Army serving from 1941 until he was honorably discharged in 1945. He was a Technical Sergeant during World War II and specialized in Meteorology. After the military, Jim worked in Chicago doing Thunderstorm Research; NASA in Langley Field, VA; Air Force Flight Test Center in Dayton, OH doing Aeronautical Research, Federal Aviation Administration Test Center in Atlantic City, NJ, and transferred to Washington, DC in 1965 as an Aeronautical Scientist for the FAA where he retired. Jim and Marge bought a vacation home in Chesapeake Ranch Club in 1984 and eventually moved to the Asbury Community in Solomons, MD.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 67 years, Marge; daughter, Lynn Ann Crouch, and brothers, Howard and Ralph Thompson. He is survived by a Son In-Law, Don Crouch; Four Granddaughters and Three Step-Grandchildren. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.