Thomas Oakley Thompson

December 23, 1938January 4, 2021

Thomas Oakley Thompson was born on December 23, 1938 and passed away on January 4, 2021 and is under the care of Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home.

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Thomas Oakley Thompson

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paul hartzler

January 13, 2021

What a GREAT FRIEND I had in Tom. We attended Olivet Nazarene University, where Tom was one of my best friends, and we kept in touch all of these years, over 60. We attended some of his delightful musical presentations in Michigan. The last time we saw Tom was in Idaho, where we had a lovely visit. I am remembering all the good times we had, including calls over the years. But LIFE GOES ON, and I will miss him, as I know you will. The family has our prayers and condolences in these stressful days. WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE WAS LIVED BY TOM!!
Sincerely yours, Paul "HERMIE" Hartzler (wife --Suzanna)

Terri (Sloat) McCoubrey

January 5, 2021

I cannot even begin to explain in this small space what an impact Mr. Thompson has had on my life. Back in 1969, as a reticent sophomore at Everett High School, he pulled me out of Homeroom to be sure I got enrolled in the choir. My experiences under his musical direction in the Everett High School Choir and Chorale, the Lansing Community College Tudor Singers and JazzSwingers, and the LanSymphonic Choral Society have enriched my life and given me such joy, as well as wonderful memories to return to time and time again. I am sure his impact in the lives of all those who share similar memories has been just as great. Although it is sad to hear of his passing, he brought deep joy and enrichment to hundreds of lives.