Frederick Allen Thompson

thompson3-2015-1Frederick Allen Thompson, 75, passed away on March 11, 2015 in Clear Lake, TX. He was born in Fayetteville, NC to Gentry Reid Thompson and Anna Louise Thompson. Fred is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Thompson, daughters Gina Thompson and fiancé Dan Walker of Fate, TX, Pam Thompson of Elkridge, MD, Kathy Farrell and son-in-law Sean Farrell of Elkridge, MD; sister Frances Beaman of Brevard, NC, nephew Jeff Beaman of Greensboro, NC, niece Lori Beaman, great niece Taylor Stamey of Cedar Mountain, NC and grandchildren Jacob Farrell and Kylie Farrell of Elkridge, MD along with numerous extended family members and friends.

He graduated from Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville, NC and in 1960 he joined the United States Air Force where he served until 1965. He then went on to build his career in the Aerospace Industry which took him all over the world. He received numerous commendations and awards for his contributions to successful space and shuttle missions. He retired from Honeywell (formerly Bendix, Allied Signal) in 1996.

Fred enjoyed teaching himself how to play the acoustic guitar and photography, but his real passion was dancing. When he retired, he and Barbara took up West Coast Swing dancing and joined the Bay Area Whip Club where he later became Treasurer. They were very active members of the dance club and formed many close friendships.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7pm at Crowder Funeral Home on 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77598.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in his name.


  1. Our deepest condolences. We will miss Fred so very much. We have Barbara, Gina, Pam, Kathy, and the entire family in our thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful friend who loved his family deeply. God Bless You All.

    Cara & Ray Coker
  2. Denis & I are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. Heaven has gained another Angel! God Bless Fred & his family.

    Pat Trevisani
  3. My condolences to Barbara & Her Family; although I didn’t know Fred very long, He was always a gentleman. I loved to watch him dance & also help the new dancers with their progress. He’s with the others that have gone before to The Big Dance!

    Archie Rodriguez
  4. I also worked for Bendix through the years and had Fred as my boss for a couple of years. Tina and I always enjoyed going to Fred and Barbara’s and shared many Holiday meals with them. Fred always made us feel a part of their family and we will miss him very much.

    Boyd and Tina Daugherty

    Boyd and Tina Daugherty
  5. It was my pleasure to have met Fred and Barbara about 10 years ago at dance class. He was always, kind, friendly, and very much a gentlemen. He was such a good dancer, and I always enjoyed dancing with him. My condolences to Barbara and his family. I know they will miss him dearly, as will all his many friends.

    Shirley Wall
  6. We will miss Fred so much. Both Fred & Barbara were so supportive when anyone was sick or down. I wish there was something to make this better. We will continue to love you and care for you when needed.

    Debbi Swift
  7. Bryan & I are so very sorry for the loss of our dear friend,Fred. He was a very sweet, caring man, always helping, a big smile, and a special hug for everyone!
    He will be greatly missed. Barbara, we are here for you at anytime. Hugs & prayers to you, and your daughters, & family.
    God Bless,
    Bryan & Judy

    Bryan & Judy Fore
  8. Gina I am sorry for your loss of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

    Pam Esparza

    Pam Esparza
  9. Dearest Barbara and family-
    Words cannot express the loss I feel for you and our whole dance community. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and I pray that God will give you the strength to get through this trying time! Fred was a “one in a million kind of guy” who made me feel like I was a better person for having known him! God has another dancing angel in heaven teaching west coast swing!
    Love always,
    Connie Perrard

    Connie Perrard
  10. Barbara,
    Of course you know words cannot describe everything that Fred brought to us and was to us. I can’t begin to imagine the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. He was a special man with such a big heart and hug for everyone he encountered. I know I am a better person for having known him. I will miss every brow wipe, smile, frown, and puzzled look he put out there! lol. Especially those looks when Ray was trying to teach us those “Advanced” moves! I could go on and on, but in closing I want to thank you for sharing Fred with us. He was definitely one of a kind. I will miss him terribly.

    Love to you and your family,
    Jan Green

    Jan Green
  11. Barbara my deepest condolences to you and your family. You are and will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mary O’Bannion

    Mary O'Bannion
  12. Barbara,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, but we are here for you and are praying for you to get through this. Fred was a true gentleman in every way and we will ALL miss him on that dance floor. God bless you, yours daughters and family.
    Israel & Yolanda Garcia

    Israel & Yolanda Garcia
  13. KATHY AND FAMILY — My condolences and prayers to you and your family on the loss of your father. I never met him, but I remember the stories you shared about dancing and flash mobs. I know he will be missed by all of his friends and all of you.

    Barbara Collins
  14. Barbara
    We are very sorry for your loss. Fred was a true friend and will be missed by my family. We had many good times together on Guam and the States which I will remember forever. please keep in touch and hope to see you soon in MD.

    Don Correll

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