In Memory

Steve Thomson

Steve died on 6/25/1969. 

Steve J. Thomson, 19, of 2203 N. Shannon, was killed Wednesday afternoon when a forklift he was operating overturned, crushing him beneath the machine.

Services for Thomson will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Methodist Church.

Police reported that the forklift driven by Thomson was traveling west of Washington.  They said he lost control of the vehicle and it hit the curb.  The vehicle skidded 67 feet then overturned on Thomson and slid another 17 feet before it stopped.

Thomson was taken to Wilson N. Jones by a Renfro-Barrett ambulance where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Thomson, a student at Grayson County College, was employed for the summer by Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company.

Billy Crawford, manager of the lumber company, said that Thomson had driven the forklift to the contruction site of the new Whites Auto Store downtown to help unload construction materials.  He was returning the forklift to Foxworth-Galbraith which is located on Farm Road 1417 west of the city.

Rev. Noel Bryant, Wichita Falls, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, and Rev. Earl R. Hoggard, the present pastor, will officiate at the services.  Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery.

Thomson was born Dec. 9, 1949, in Sherman, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Thomson.  He was a 1968 graduate of Sherman High School and had completed his first year at Grayson.

Survivors are the parents of Sherman; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Thomas of Sherman and Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Thomson of Plainview.

The famiy plans to be at the Waldo Funeral Home from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and at other times at the family residence, 2203 N. Shannon.

Pallbearers will be George Head, Rusty Daniel, Bumpy Rhoads, Donald Johnston, Mike Carter, Noel BArrick, Johnny Stewart and Dennis Reeves.

The family request that memorials be made to the Steve Thomson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Grayson County State Bank.

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08/13/13 04:17 PM #1    

Dale Barnes

The summer after my first year at UT Austin, I worked as a surgical technician at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in surgery and the emergency room.  I was in the emergency room when Steve was brought in.  I believe it was an accident at a paving site that caused his injuries.  Incredibly he was awake and alert when he came in.  I told him who I was and he wanted me to hold his hand.  I did and told him everything would be okay.  He smiled and wanted me to keep holding his hand.  I do believe he passed away feeling a bit better that someone he knew was by his side.  It is a day I will never forget and that I frequently think of.  He was a good guy.   

08/24/13 05:50 PM #2    

Tracy Hughes

Thank you so very much, Dale, for sharing with us that you were with Steve when he died.  Steve was a dear, special young man; he taught me so much about myself and mortality at too early an age.  You have given me comfort through the sharing of your memories...May God bless you, as I have been asking God's deep and comforting blessings on Steve's family through the years.


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