Terry Lynn Thompson
1950 — 2013
Terry Lynn Thompson born June 28, 1950, in Wichita, Kan., passed away Nov. 17, at Bear Valley Springs.
Terry was predeceased by his brother Larry, sister Linda, mother Bonnie, father Joe, and by his favorite dog Dakota.
He is survived by his beloved wife Mary, daughters Jennifer Thompson and Stephanie Fernandez, granddaughters Sunny and Brynn Fernandez, sister Laura Leecing, nephews Nick Plante and Matthew Bird, son-in-law Bryan Fernandez, and other family members Jimmie, Sunny and Cody Knox.
Terry attended Brea Olinda High School and Fullerton College, enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a proud Vietnam era veteran who served in Korea.
Terry owned RCR Credit Reporting. He loved the outdoors and Terry and Mary retired to Bear Valley Springs in 2002.
Terry enjoyed early mornings taking care of their horses and dogs and sharing that first part of each new day with Mary. He took great pleasure in hunting with his best friend Jimmie and Jimmie and Sunny’s son, Cody. He loved golf and camaraderie with his BVS golf buddies and enjoyed woodworking projects for his granddaughters. He will be remembered for his kindness and huge heart. He would, and did, give the shirt off his back for his friends.
In lieu of flowers, for condolences donations may be made to:
Wounded Heroes Fund, 3121 Standard St., Bakersfield, CA 93308.