Bratcher Funeral Home

401 West Woodard, Denison, TX


Jimmie Don Thompson

February 6, 1942March 20, 2020

Jimmie Don Thompson, known as ‘Big Jim’, passed on March 20, 2020. He was a big part of the community and President of the Band Parent Club as he raised his 9 children, played and coached many sports. Later, he enjoyed giving time to his church and golfing. He retired from WJ Smith Wood Preserving Company and stayed on until 2018 as grounds keeper.

He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 40 years, Mary Thompson; his brothers, Cletus, Bynum, Jodie and his sister, Deborah Thompson. He will be forever missed by his children; Jimmie Don Jr, Dale, Dean, Mark, Greg, Dawn, Cyndi, William, Brandie, and their spouses, 22 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents JB & Jackie Thompson, his sisters Fay Abbot and Evelyn Lankford, his granddaughter Ashlea Thompson and his son-in-law Glen Colvin Jr.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Services have been entrusted with Bratcher Funeral Home, Denison.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bratcherfuneralhome.com for the Thompson family.


  • Mary Thompson, Wife
  • JB Thompson, Father (deceased)
  • Jackie Thompson, Mother (deceased)
  • Fay Abbot, Sister (deceased)
  • Evelyn Lankford, Sister (deceased)
  • Ashlea Thompson, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Glen Colvin Jr, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Cletus Thompson, Brother
  • Bynum Thompson, Brother
  • Jodie Thompson, Brother
  • Deborah Thompson, Sister
  • Jimmie Don Thompson Jr, Son
  • Dale Thompson, Son
  • Dean Thompson, Son
  • Dean Thompson, Son
  • Mark Thompson, Son
  • Greg Thompson, Son
  • Dawn, Daughter
  • Cyndi, Daughter
  • William Thompson, Son
  • Brandi, Daughter
  • 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren


  • No Services are Scheduled at this Time


Jimmie Don Thompson

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Loretta Cramton (Mayton)

March 25, 2020

I remember him, first, as my P.E. coach. He would always seem harder on the girls, but then in his soft daddy voice he would come by to see if we were okay. He treated me like one of his kids. I later went to church with Dawn and learned that he was her dad. I then knew him as her dad. He still treated me like one of his kids. He was always very kind and soft spoken, well maybe not ALWAYS, I have seen him mad, but could never be as loud as my mom. He was a good man and will be missed. I wish things were different and that I could be there for the family. Love to all of you! 💜

Mike Hurley

March 23, 2020

Jimmie was always a kind and compassionate man. He will be misses

Danny Martin

March 23, 2020

I will always remember Jim as a gentle man who cared deeply for his family. He was always concerned about mom Mildred Martin and sissy Evelyn Martin. A great man

Deborah Thompson

March 22, 2020

When i was younger Jim would come over to mom and Dads on Saturday night for Wreslting and i remember him getting so excited he was jerking his arms and leggs he fell right out of the chair i think about tell this day and it just makes me smile love you Jim .