Marcus William Thompson
Nov 29, 1950 – Aug 9, 2014
Marcus William Thompson, age 63, after a long and valiant battle with cancer, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Federal Way, WA.
Marcus was born in Seattle at Ft. Lawton Hospital to Virginia “Ginny” (Wood) and William “Bill” Thompson on Nov. 29, 1950. His first home was in West Seattle, then the family moved to Burien where he graduated from Evergreen High School with the Class of ’69.
His first job was working for his dad at the family business, West Seattle Brake Service, founded by his grandfather Ellis Thompson in 1937, still in operation today as a family-owned business.
In 1976, he was hired at Red Dot Corporation where he was one of the 2 original members of the Research and Development group, a position he held for the next 32 years. He was very proud of his department, his company and the many contributions he delivered over the years.
An accomplished guitar player, he performed in several bands in the area throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80s. Sounder, Hot Wire, and Iris Hill are some of the bands for which he was better known.
He married Brenda Moran in 1981 and they had 2 children, Shelby and Adam. They later divorced.
Marcus married Sandy Parkison on July 26, 1997. They successfully created a large and wonderful blended family with his 2 children, Adam and Shelby, and her 4 children from a previous marriage, Chris, Joel, Katie, and Matt.
Marcus is survived by:
Sandy Thompson (His wife of 17 years)
Daughter: Shelby Thompson (Rene Hamiliton);
Son: Adam Thompson
Step-sons: Chris, Joel and Matt (Kimberly) Bradley
Step-daughter: Katie Midwood (Jon)
Four Grandchildren: Jon, Ryan, Liana and Chloe
Brother: John “Blackie” Thompson (Rhonda)
Sister: Barbara Thompson
several nieces and nephews.
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