Keith Arthur Thompson died Nov. 30 at his McGregor, Texas, home after fighting the good fight in his battle with cancer. Born April 9, 1961 and raised as part of the Deen’s Lane bunch in Bay City, Michigan, the son of Jack and Joy Thompson developed a love of canoeing, Cutlass convertibles, blue heelers and vinyl records. Keith graduated from T.L. Handy in 1980 and moved to Texas shortly after, working for 27 years at TXU Electric and 11 years at Waco Boom.
He delighted in being a father, and his son Kaidan was the pride of his life. He is survived by his wife Dawne and her children Taylor Shook and Crystal Mann, his mother, Joy, who he called his best friend, his sister Pam (Tom) Monville, his brother Lee (Diane) Thompson and sister-in-law Dawn Thompson. He was predeceased by his father Jack W. Thompson and his brother Jack R. Thompson. A memorial is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oakcrest Funeral Home in Waco, Texas. A memorial is planned in Bay City at a later date.