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Douglas Thompson

April 20, 1926 — May 28, 2016

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Douglas Brett Thompson passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Morehead, KY. He was predeceased by wife Nancy Jean Davis Thompson and son in law Vickers Watts Shore. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 20, 1926, he was the son of Captain George Dennis Thompson (MC) USV, the senior Flight Surgeon of the Navy and Ada McCann Thompson, the daughter of Jack McCann, Secretary and Treasurer of the Illinois Central Railroad.

He attended private schools (Landon School and Severn School) until graduation. After two years in the Navy during WWII he resumed his education receiving a Bachelor of Science from UNC Chapel Hill in 1951. Upon graduation he worked in the Southwest in geophysical oil exploration. After receiving an MA in Psychology at Marshall University he held the position of Director of Psychological Services for the Cabell County School System in Huntington, WV. After 12 years with this organization he engaged in private practice for several years. During these years in Huntington he served as President of the Huntington Tennis Association and State Coordinator of MENSA.

After retiring, he moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with his wife Nancy, spending many years enjoying sailing, tennis, and friendship. He came to Morehead in 2010 for health reasons to live with family. He is survived by a son, Brett McCann Thompson of New Richland Hills, Texas and daughter Cynthia Susan Shore of Morehead, granddaughter Caitlin Rebecca (Douglas) McLoney, and great-grandsons Douglas Windsor McLoney IV and Watts Malcolm McLoney.

The wit and wisdom of Pop-Pop will be missed.

Since his final wish for a Viking funeral proves too difficult, plans for a Memorial Service on the Outer Banks are pending.

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