Meridian Star


January 30, 2013

Mark Steven (Steve) Thompson


    Services for Mark Steven (Steve) Thompson will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Prospect Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Rhett Payne officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Steve died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at the age of 58 at his home in West Hollywood Hills, Calif. He attended Northeast High School and graduated from Jeff Davis High School. An outstanding athlete, Steve excelled in all sports. He was named "Most Outstanding Defensive Football Player," won numerous track and field awards and was on the All-State Basketball team while in high school.

    Steve was an expert horseman. He was a finalist in the National High School Rodeo competition in calf roping, and, at age 15, he qualified to serve as a ringman at horse shows. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying all types of hunting. Steve also qualified for his pilot’s license at the age of 17.

    As an editor and sales representative for the family-owned magazine, The Southern Horseman, Steve travelled throughout the country. He also served on the Board of Directors for Southern Publishing Co. in Meridian until his retirement.

    Due to his lifelong love of sports, Steve was a die-hard football fan, especially of the Dallas Cowboys. He took that enthusiasm to California, where he made Dallas Cowboy fans of his son and grandchildren. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and everyone loved his laugh. He will be sorely missed.

    Steve is survived by his wife, Jeanette Mani Thompson, West Hollywood Hills, Calif.; his mother, Thelma Gunn Thompson, Meridian; his sisters, Jena Thompson Abrams, Tracy and Jim Bourgeois and Cindy Thompson Aucoin; his brother, Robert Thompson, all of Meridian; his stepchildren, Joey and Shiri Mani and Jacquie and Ygal Aiche of Beverly Hills, Calif.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, four grandsons, three granddaughters and four great-nieces.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Harold “Hal” F. Thompson.

    Pallbearers will be Kyle Temple, Richard Kinard, Mike Gunn, Kevin Gunn, Stacy Henderson and Aubrey Fulton. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Thompson, Cody Abrams and Austin Aucoin.

    Visitation will be held Thursday, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., at the funeral home.

Text Only
Biz Marquee
New Today

Do you think the city of Meridian gave residents adequate notice before beginning to drain Long Creek Reservoir?

     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide