Ted Forrest Thomasson
October 1, 1947 - April 27, 2010
Ted Thomasson was born in Houston, Texas on October 1, 1947 to Louis and Lucille Thomasson. He attended Westbury High School, Texas A&M University and later, the University of Houston. He honorably served his nation in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam War. He would have stayed in the "this man's Navy" if they'd sent him south of the Mason Dixon line, but God had other plans for him. He later became a systems programmer and married his wife Debbie Muster.
Growing up, he spent part of the summer at Camp Peniel. He served a couple of summers as a camp counselor and was given the name "Smiling Fox" there, which of course fit him to the T. Ted loved to ski, sail, go camping, build things, fix things, play volleyball, horseshoes or 42. He was a man of integrity, a wonderful husband, a fun uncle, good brother, and a generous friend to all he met. Ted's favorite hymn was Amazing Grace. He often said with passion that it was only by God's grace that he was alive. He didn't go to church every Sunday, but he had a genuine and deep relationship with his Savior.
Ted is preceded in death by his mother Lucille, father Louis, and brother Donald. He leaves behind his wife Debbie, and siblings Martha and Bob Turnbull, Ronald and Sandi Thomasson, Fairy and Tom Lee, and Tim and Darlene Thomasson. Added to these are all his deeply loved nieces, nephews and of course, all the "outlaws".
Ted's 13 year battle with "early onset Alzheimer's Disease" (later thought to be another disease), was a journey of tears and awe at God's provision. Today, he stands before the throne of the living God, singing baritone harmony and looking in wonder at things human eyes have never seen. He is healed, free of the bonds of this earth, and safely treasured in the arms of his Lord Jesus.
Ted's family and friends will celebrate his new found freedom at a memorial service at the Chapel at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 11:00 am. A luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Peniel, 6716 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654.
Mon., May 3, 2010
Sugar Creek Baptist Church
13333 Southwest Frwy
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Sat., May 15, 2010
13102 North Freeway
Houston, TX 77060