Craig Thompson

Obituary of Craig Henry Thompson

In his earthly journey, Craig Henry Thompson (Craigo) lived a life driven by simple pleasures and profound passions. His love of family, friends, fishing, and music, enriched his life and touched loved ones leaving them with memories that will be cherished for generations to come.

Frank (Pie) & Joan Thompson brought Craig into this world March 5, 1958, at St. Josephs Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Although Craig was the 4th child of the Thompson family, he was the baby for five years. He was called home Wednesday, April 10, 2024, to join his father and brother in his optimal fishing location.

Craig attended St. Paul Central High School and enjoyed playing basketball, football, and hanging with the guys. After graduating from Central, Craig worked at West Publishing Company (Eagan, MN) as a machinist and retired after 30 + years of service.

One of Craig’s greatest loves was his girls Sophia Thompson, Tatiana Halliburton (Thompson) and bonus daughter Whitney Troy. Craig didn’t play about his girls, and they didn’t play about him. In their early years you could easily find Craig on the basketball court, riding his motorcycle, at the cabin, Como Park, fishing or at church with one of the girls by his side.

Craig enjoyed being around friends and loved ones and was always ready to play cards; up for a game of Dominos or ready to hit the dance floor. He also enjoyed going to the local spots, parks, and concerts to listen to live or recorded music. He wasn’t a stranger to Mystic Lake and would even try his luck in Las Vegas from time to time.

Craig found his greatest peace spending time at the cabin fishing and would jump at the chance to put his boat on one of MN’s 10K lakes willing to catch anything that would bite on his line. If you called Craig at 6AM you might find him already on the water alone or with the guys.

Craig was a gentle soul who was quiet and unassuming, but he was a deep thinker and profoundly insightful. Craig would give anything to anybody including his grandchildren who were involved in sporting activities and attended many of their events.

Craig loved watching football and basketball with family and friends but his favorite spot of late was at “THE GARAGE”!

Craig was an environmentalist and cherished Earth Day. He could be seen picking up cans off the street or taking them home from a party, not only for the planet but because the reimbursement on this day is always higher.

At his mothers 90th birthday celebration Craig shared that he “never left the nest but the nest left him.” Now Craig has found his new nest where he will forever be at peace.

Craig is predeceased by his father Frank Thompson and his brother Michael Thompson. Craig is survived by his mother Joan Thompson, sister Lori Thompson (Ben Downing), Dr. Marla Thompson (Gregory Kendall), Gena Johnson (Blair Johnson), Steven Thompson (Glynis Thompson) daughters, Sophia Thompson, Tatiana Halliburton (Tavieal Halliburton) and grand kids, Sabriah Rendo, Tylonda Love, Tyrone Love, Tavieal Halliburton II (T2), and Tavian Henry Halliburton, bonus daughter Whitney Troy and grandkids Catayah Troy, Sincere and Sianni Robinson-Troy, nieces, nephews, cousins, and great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family, close friends and adored by the greater metropolitan community.

The celebration of life for Craig Henry Thompson will be held Monday, April 22, 2024, 11:00am at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church 739 Selby Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104.

Flowers should be sent to Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Proverbs Christian Fellowship, in care of the Thompson Family Scholarship at 3201 Oliver Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55412.



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Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Monday, April 22, 2024
Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
739 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
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