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Steven Robert Thompson

Monday, July 7, 2014

Steven Robert Thompson, 57, of Carrollton, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and uncle, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, June 16th. Originally from Oklahoma City, he was a resident of Dallas and Carrollton for 45 years. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and earned his Bachelor of Science from The University of Science & Arts in Oklahoma. He married Kate Colestock on March 19, 1983. He was owner of Discovery Air in Addison for 10 years. He most recently was in sales with The Thompson Group for 21 years and has been the recipient of the GM Mark of Excellence award for 19 years. An award-winning shooting enthusiast, he was a registered amateur member of the National Sporting Clay and Skeet Shooting Associations. As a general aviation pilot, he held multiple ratings: ATP, CFII for instruments, Commercial and Multi-Engine ratings, and certified FAA examiners. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, and field training his beloved golden retrievers. He was also an amateur comedian and #1 fan of his daughter's music career. He is preceded in death by his mother Emma Jo, beloved great-aunt Helen, and grandparents. Survived by his wife Kate, daughter Megan, parents Ken and wife Linda, siblings sister Karla and husband John Rizzuti of the The Woodlands, TX., brother Greg and wife Kelli Thompson of Atlanta, GA., sister Sandy Thompson of Carrollton, TX., brother Brian and wife Marti Thompson of Carrollton, brother-in-law Paul Colestock and wife Annabelle of California; nieces and nephews Lauren and husband Dallas Patterson, Chris, John, Michael, Jordan, Amanda, Danielle, Renay, and Lauren; great nephew and niece Colton and Caycee. A memorial service will be held at Royal Lane Baptist Church, 6707 Royal Lane in Dallas on Thursday, June 19th at 3:00pm. Reception immediately following in Family Hall