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Luke Thompson


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Luke Thompson, 83, was born in Trent Texas April 4, 1935 and died at his home, in Roswell New Mexico, on June 9, 2018.
He was raised in Big Springs, Texas where he graduated high school and attended Big Springs Community College. He also attended Waco University before being drafted in the United States Army in 1956.
Luke is survived by his ex-wife Pat Thompson of Roswell NM, son Robert Thompson and daughter-in-law Dayle of Roswell NM. He has two Grandchildren, Amber Thompson of Manhattan KS and Justin Thompson of Avondale AZ. Brother-in-law Ireland McCormick and sister-in-law Gearline Thompson, along with nieces and nephews.
Luke is preceded in death by his parents, Beulah Henson Thompson and Julian Murdock Thompson and his siblings JW Thompson and Jueldeen McCormick.
During his adult life, Luke was fortunate to enjoy his passion every day as a Golf Professional, running various Country Clubs around the Southwest, including his final location at Roswell Country Club.  He taught many people, including children how to play golf and was a very talented instructor.   When not at work, Luke enjoyed raising and riding quarter horses with his wife and son.
Per his request, there will be no service.  In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged for “The First Tee” a youth sports organization whose mission is to grow the game of golf by transforming the experience that kids (and families) have with the sport.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.

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