Douglas M. Thompson

February 22, 1948November 1, 2020
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Douglas M. Thompson, age 72, of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Douglas was born February 22, 1948, in San Diego, CA, to his loving parents Leland and Eugenie Thompson. After proudly serving his country in the United State Army, Douglas started his career as an electrician. He worked his way through his career to become the Director of both Maintenance and Security for Exelon Nuclear. He was also a Reliability Consultant for multiple nuclear power facilities across the world. He was passionate about his work and became one of the best and brightest in his industry. Douglas lived his life to the fullest. His dedication and work ethic enabled him to enjoy the finer things in life. He was a family-oriented man and loved it when everyone was together. His quick wit and jokes made him a social butterfly and someone who brought people together in love and in life. The smiles and laughter from his grandchildren made him glow. He was a true outdoorsman and athlete. He loved boating, surfing, kayaking, fishing, hunting & shooting, dirt biking, skiing, cars, golf and having a front row seat on his balcony to watch NASA and SpaceX launches. During the evenings, you could find him there stargazing and following Astronomy. Boating was one of his favorite hobbies. He was a member of the Lindsay Boat Yacht Club, Daytona Beach Yacht Club and Freedom Boat Club. He was always looking for a new adventure of some sort that could bring him and his family together. Douglas loved living on the ocean with his wife Paula and he spent his days making sure she knew she was “the love of his life.” Douglas M. Thompson is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Paula Thompson, his sister Myra Hofstetter, his nephew Aaron Suozzi and his children Jeff & Jana Thompson, Natalie & Nate Horan, Kris & Season Haught and Terry Murphy and all of his many grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leland & Eugenie Thompson, his uncle John Jenkins, his son Brian Thompson, his step-son Gary Murphy, his sister Marsha Suozzi and brother Charles Thompson. A celebration of life memorial service for Douglas to be held Saturday, November 7, 2020, 3:00 PM at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 4815 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, Florida 32129.

Douglas M. Thompson will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Thompson family.



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John and Terri Belch

November 11, 2020

Just wanted to share a couple of really old photos of Doug and my husband John. They were friends for a very long time.

P Trivedi

November 8, 2020

Dear Paula and the Thompson family,

BJ and I are so very sorry for your loss and offer our sincere condolences to you all. We got to know Doug through his work with the Oceans 10 Board of Directors and appreciated his hard work for the benefit of our residential community. We wish you peace and healing as you navigate this difficult period and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Tammy Baldwin

November 7, 2020

To the Thompson Family,
I am so very sorry for your great loss of such a wonderful man. We met Doug and his adored Cleo through the Sphynxlair community where I am moderator. My girl came from the same breeder . We all shared and enjoyed Doug's uplifting photos and tales of Cleo. On behalf of all of us , sending our heartfelt condolences . Remember the Love, so much Love.

Jane Funk

November 7, 2020

I didn’t know Doug for very long but found him warm, caring and lots of fun. I count it as a big loss to the Daytona Beach boat club. He had a way of looking you directly in the eyes and listening carefully. I liked that a lot. Rest In Peace.

Francisco, Marta and Hugo Vilhena

November 7, 2020

Dear Thmpson Family

De Frank Gos that West Doug. Always with your wese advices and life experiências.
It will Always be in our hearts.
Hugs from brasilian friends

Kevin Dorwick

November 6, 2020

Paula and family,
Cathy and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss of Doug. We shared many good times out at Peach Bottom and I had a great time as his roomie. We also enjoyed getting to know you and your stories of your family.
Paula, both Cathy and I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With love,
The Dorwicks

Buck and Tina Keller

November 5, 2020

Dear Jeff and Jana,
So very sorry to hear about your dad, Jeff!
He sure lived a great life! Please keep your special memories alive in your heart! Sending prayers to you and your family!

Orlando Dolojan

November 5, 2020

Dear Thompson Family,

Sorry for your recent losses. Sonia and I are heart broken and deeply saddened by this news.

It has been awhile since Sonia and I last met all of you, 20 yrs?. We have not kept in touch and this news really does make me think of the great times we had. Those memories including the last time we spent together, Doug, Paula, Brian, Jeff and Natalie makes me smile.

Doug, thank you for the adventures, laughs, lessons, hand up and of course friendship. Rest in peace my friend.

Love and our heartfelt sympathy to everyone.
Orlando, Sonia and Hiram Dolojan

Ken Hartman

November 5, 2020

So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I worked with Doug at Exelon-Quad Cities and I always found him to be a true professional as well as a gentleman.

Doug and Kelly Meyer

November 5, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Doug. He was such a fun loving and kind person! We shared many great boating memories with both Doug and Paula, and one of our favorite trips was when some of the boating “gang” went to Playa del Carmen! Our thoughts and prayers are with Paula and the entire family.


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