Gary Lee Thompson
Sep 20, 1946 – Jan 10, 2016
Gary “Louie” Thompson was born in Seattle Washington 22 September 1946, and passed away at the age of 69 on 10 January 2016 due to heart complications in Burien Washington. Born of the late Tom Thompson and Barcie Wright. Graduated Garfield high school in 1964.
Gary spent most his life working for Ford selling cars and trucks. He started in the mid 70’s and was at various locations for 30 years. He treated his customers like friends and they became lifelong customers because of his humor and story-telling.
Gary learned how to play golf in his 40’s and tried to play at least once a week, it was his true passion. He played all over Washington state as often as he could no matter the weather.
He was also a huge fan of local sporting teams including the Mariners and the Seahawks. He played baseball throughout his school years and played competitive softball later in life. In high school he was an avid musician playing in the drum and bugle core playing the trumpet, trombone, and baritone. He also played trumpet in a jazz ensemble.
He is survived by his two sons Robert Dubuque and Brian Thompson. He is also survived by his sisters Dee-Dee and Sue. He is preceded in death by his brother Steve and followed in death by his sister Betty.
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