( 1921 - 2014 )


Bramwell High School's beloved coach Curtis "Buck" Thompson passed away on June 12, 2014. Coach Thompson coached at BHS from 1949 through 1954. He kept in touch with the school's alumni throughout his years of retirement. He and his wife attended many of the class reunions and was highly respected by all. He was a veteran of WWII. At the BHS Class '53 fiftieth reunion he was honored along with all the class veterans and Coach Thompson was awarded an American flag that had flown over the US Capital. Our memeroies of Coach Thompson are cherished.

Curtis G. "Buck" Thompson, age 92, of Wilmington, DE died on Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Buck was born on Christmas Day, 1921 in Princeton, WV, son of the late Raleigh and Metta Elizabeth (Davis) Thompson. He was a graduate of West Virginia University, where he earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees and was a member of the basketball team. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he served our country during World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific.

Buck enjoyed a 30 year career in education and retired as a vice principal from the State of Delaware public schools system. He was a dedicated proponent of higher education and offered encouragement and scholarship support to a number of students. He possessed a wealth of knowledge and was an avid reader. His sense of humor was unequaled.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Ronel, Lamar, Raymond and Edwin; and his sister, Frances Jackson. Buck is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia Patterson Thompson; his children, Susan Thompson White and husband, Doug of Hockessin and Keith Curtis Thompson and wife, Mary of Houston, TX; and his grandchildren, Caroline Elizabeth White of Hockessin, and Kelsey Lauren Thompson and Matthew Curtis Thompson of Houston, TX.

Services and burial will be private.

Donations in memory of Buck may be made to: Alpha Delta Kappa DE Alpha Chapter Scholarship Fund c/o C. Drew 203 LaSalle Way, Newark, DE 19711, or DASA William B. Keene Scholarship, Treadway Towers, 9 E. Loockerman Street, Suite 2B, Dover, DE 19901.