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1963 Michael 2022

Michael Alan Tompkins

January 17, 1963 — December 23, 2022

Michael Alan Tompkins was born January 17, 1963 in Port Arthur to Leroy & Ruth Tompkins. Besides being born with down syndrome, "Mike" was born with acute leukemia. He was too ill to receive any treatment and his parents were told to take him home and love him. They were told he would never sit up or walk. Many prayers went out throughout the community and Mike continued to get better. After five years, he was pronounced cured. Mike lived a very fulfilling life. He attended school in Nederland and made many lifelong friends. Mike attended the Special Adult Center which his mother and along with two other mothers founded. He loved bowling and going to lunch with his special friends. He also enjoyed attending the Charlie Pruitt Show each month with his friends. Mike participated in the Special Olympics for many years winning many gold, silver and bronze medals and trophies. He won a gold medal in the International Special Olympics and was so excited to have Arnold Swartznegger hang his medal on him. Mike was also a very good swimmer. Some of his favorite things to do at home were singing and playing guitar in his room and swinging on his backyard swing. He never met a stranger and was thrilled to have his picture taken with many celebrities throughout the years. He especially loved his church family at First Baptist Church in Nedrland where he was a lifelong member. Family reunions were a big thing for Mike. He loved going on vacations with his mother and father including an Alaskan Cruise, Nigara Falls, many trips to Nashville, and a visit to almost every state. Of all the things he loved, nothing could compare to the love he had for his family. He was so fond of his older siblings, Danny and Sharie, all of his nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and his very special friend Janice Barrett. He was an avid Nederland Bulldogs, Dallas Cowboys and Houston Astros fan. He especially loved watching his nieces and nephews play football and in the band on Friday nights. We could not imagine never having had Mike in our lives. He was so loved and special to all who knew him. He touched so many lives. We thank God that he chose us to be his family. He was preceeded in death by his grandparents Johnney & Thelma Tompkins and Frank & Vicie Huckaby, parents Leroy & Ruth Tompkins, sister Sharie Roy, and nephew Treyson Carlin. He is survived by his brother Danny Tompkins and wife Sharon, nieces and nephews, Jessica Autrey, Hannah Andrews & husband Stephen, Kami Sasser & husband Wesley, Erik Autrey, Daniel Tompkins & wife Tiffany, Kayla Fondren & husband Chase, and Dylan Tompkins & wife Jennie, and 21 great nieces and nephews.
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Gathering of Family and Friends

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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