James Ray Thompson was born July 22, 1928, in Litchfield, Ill., and passed away Aug. 17, 2015, at 87 years of age.
James resided in Kingman for the past 29 years. He was a member of College Park Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Frances.
James is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Lowder, and son-in-law Michael Lowder.
His love of music flourished and grew and he became a music major and choir director. He moved to Colorado and found that he also enjoyed acting and was in many productions. His love of horses was a major part of his life as well. He ran a stable in Colorado and always had a horse around. He ran Keenedge Knife Sharpening for over 10 years here in Kingman.
Services are to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at College Park Baptist Church.