Delbert Ray Thompson passed away Saturday January 7, 2023 in Monahans, TX. Ray was born on February 21, 1958 in Kermit, Tx to Sammy Lee Thompson and Jimmie Francis Washington Lane. He lives his early years in Kermit until moving to Hamlin, Tx where was a standout athlete. He graduated Hamlin High School in 1977. He attended UT-Austin and UT-El Paso where he was drafted by the NFL in the 5th round by the Kansas City Chiefs ‘82- ‘84, then the New York Jets during pre season. When his career was done he settled in Big Spring with his high school sweetheart, Katherine McGee, where they had many years. He work for a home fabrication company while living there.
He loved his family and friends and enjoyed life until the end. He leaves to cherish his memory 4- Shenikqua Stewart of Abilene, Falisa Jett(Chris) of Stanton, Sharea of Mobile, Al and Katheron McGee of Hamlin. 2 sisters VJ and Ida of Monahans, TX; 2 brothers-Donnell Lane of Killen and Alfred McAffee of Monahans, TX. 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial will be held on Tuesday, Januaray 17, 2023 at 1PM. Harkey Funeral Home 210 S. Allen St. Monahans, Tx 79756