Patrick Ross Thompson

Patrick Ross Thompson, age 51, formerly of Reagan, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022, at his home in Hawley, Minnesota. He was born December 24, 1970, in Houston, the first child of Deborah “Debbie” Carolyn Thompson and Rockland “Rocky” Thompson.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Deborah Thompson; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Ellen Ross; and paternal grandparents, Tommy and Tommie Thompson.

Patrick is survived by two children, Lynsie Wilson and husband Samuel of Conroe, and Motel Fox and wife Sarah of Lubbock; grandchildren, Cam Hernandez of Conroe, and Tzipporah Fox of Lubbock; father and step-mother, Rocky and Linda Thompson of Livingston; sister, Mary Tate of Marlin; aunts, Pam Patti and husband Charles of Hewitt, Connie Hamilton and husband Darrell of Waco, and Jo Johnston of Nacogdoches; cousins, James Cox of Reagan, Jennifer Hogg of Riesel, Chelsea Jackson Garcia of Waco, and Michael Cox of Riesel; nephew and nieces, Cannon Tate of Katy, Isabelle Tate of Waco, and Anna Tate of Marlin; ex-wife, Pamela Sturgill of Kentucky; and his girlfriend, Colene Rogers of Hawley, Minn.

Patrick grew up in Clear Lake, a suburb of Houston, and attended Clear Lake High School. He met and married Pam Sturgill and joined the army, eventually serving in the Army Rangers. Patrick moved to Reagan after being discharged and then moved back to the Houston area. He also lived in Washington, California, and Idaho.

Patrick was very close to his sister and cousins growing up. He crafted nicknames for them, calling Mary “Yank”, Chelsea “Brat”, and Jennifer “Kabooka”. These special names were used through adulthood and are fondly remembered. Patrick and Mary along with all the cousins spent many summers and holidays together in Reagan finding “fool’s gold”, exploring the creeks, riding bikes, and spending hours with their maternal grandpa gazing through the telescope. He played the piano and loved to play Atari. Patrick was an avid fisherman and spent many hours on the bay with his Dad. Patrick enjoyed reading fiction and non-fiction, and he had an insatiable quest for knowledge. He was articulate, intelligent, and very curious about the world. His smile was contagious.

Patrick was estranged from his family off and on by choice for a large portion of his adult years; however, they never gave up hope and spent many years searching for him. During this time, he met his girlfriend, Colene. The two shared a special love for each other and the family is very grateful to her. His family is working to find peace knowing he was happy during his last years of life. He is home now, resting for eternity with his mother and grandparents who loved him dearly.

The family is planning a graveside service to honor Patrick’s memory at a later date.

We love and miss you, Pat. Always and forever. Rest in peace.

“I will go down with this ship. And I won’t put my hands up and surrender. There will be no white flag above my door. I’m in love and always will be.” – White Flag by Dido

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