Michael "Doc" Thompson
May 6, 1969 - February 5, 2019
Michael "Doc" Thompson
On February 5, 2019 the world and Mojo 5-0 Radio experienced a huge loss when Michael "Doc" Thompson, known by most simply as "Doc", was hit and killed by an Amtrak train near his Mojo 5-0 Radio studios in Fort Worth, Texas. Doc was a loving husband, father, faithful friend and generous soul. Many people around this country will dearly miss his warm and gentle heart, his laughter and his ability to make everyone he interacts with feel important.
MICHEAL DEAN THOMPSON, AGE 49, OF BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS, PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 5, 2019. HE WAS BORN IN PAINESVILLE, OHIO, ON MAY 6TH, 1969, TO BASIL AND NORA THOMPSON (NEE LAIRD).
MIKE – OR – “DOC” AS HE WAS KNOWN TO THE MASSES WHO LISTENED TO HIS DAILY RADIO SHOW – WAS A GREAT MANY THINGS.
AS HUSBAND TO YUNA AND FATHER TO THREE YOUNG MEN – TIGER, CUBBY, AND WYTHE – MIKE LIVED EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY THINKING FIRST OF HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN. HE WAS, FIRST AND FOREMOST, A FAMILY MAN.
DOC WAS THE RAREST OF HUMANS – SOMEONE CAPABLE OF SEEING THE OFTEN-HIDDEN, POSITIVE OR HUMOROUS SIDE OF LIFE WHILE STARING AT LIFE’S DARKEST MOMENTS. THAT UNIQUE SKILL WAS JUST ONE OF HIS GIFTS.
DOC LOVED RADIO AND RADIO LOVED HIM RIGHT BACK. IN A BRUTALLY COMPETITIVE BUSINESS LIKE RADIO, DOC THOMPSON WAS NOT JUST RESPECTED, HE WAS LOVED – LOVED BY THOSE HE WORKED ALONGSIDE AND THOSE WITH WHOM HE COMPETED. DOC THOMPSON WAS THE ULTIMATE TEAM PLAYER. HE KNEW THAT BY HELPING THOSE AROUND HIM TO BE BETTER, EVERYONE WOULD BENEFIT.
AS AN ENTREPRENEUR, DOC WAS RELENTLESS, ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY – AND TYPICALLY, NOT FOR HIMSELF. HE SAW THE VALUE TO SOCIETY IN ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS, WHILE KNOWING THAT NOT EVERY DREAM COMES TRUE AND UNDERSTANDING THE INVALUABLE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED, EVEN FROM FAILURE.
DOC THOMPSON ALSO LOVED THIS COUNTRY AND THE PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT TO KEEP THE VISION OF AMERICA, AND THE FREEDOM AND OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED TO ALL OF US, ALIVE. HE WORKED TIRELESSLY ON BEHALF OF VETERANS AND THOSE STILL IN SERVICE TO THE NATION.
MIKE WAS THE LOVING HUSBAND OF YUNA LEE, DEVOTED FATHER OF TIGER, JETSON AND WYTHE; SON OF NORA THOMPSON (EARL GORDON): SON-IN-LAW OF YUNE HE OH; BROTHER OF DANIEL THOMPSON (ANNETTE), TAMMY BIRCH AND DANA PINKERT (ROCKY); UNCLE AND GREAT UNCLE TO MANY.
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER, BASIL “BUD” THOMPSON, SISTER KIMBERLY WEEMS; AND BROTHER-IN-LAW RIC BIRCH.
HUSBAND, FATHER, SON, BROTHER, FRIEND, MENTOR, PATRIOT AND AT ALL TIMES A VERY TALL AND MISCHIEVIOUS ELF – MIKE THOMPSON WAS ALL OF THESE. AND THE REST OF US ARE SO MUCH BETTER FOR HAVING KNOWN ANY OR ALL OF THEM.