Cuyler Gayle "Bubba" Thompson, 75, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at his home in Bedias, surrounded by his wife and family members. A memorial service honoring his life will be held at Bedias Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years, on Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. The service will be officiated by life-long friend the Rev. Jerald Brown, the Rev. Nathan Hoke and Jerry Allen Cole.
Cuyler was born on “Sadler Hill” on Aug. 2, 1943, in Bedias, to Cuyler and Pearl (Sadler) Thompson and was preceded in death by his parents, and a stepson, Keb Allen Clark.
Cuyler will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 25 years, Donna (Fuselier) Thompson; his stepdaughter, Shellie Rene’ Clark of Austin; and his stepgrandson, Tristen Keb Tugmon of Austin.
Cuyler is lovingly remembered by his five children: Cuyler Ross Thompson of Potter Valley, Calif., Joeli (Thompson) Engel and son-in-law Charles Engel of Argyle, Jason Heath Thompson and daughter-in-law Chelsea (Costello) Thompson of Kerrville, Evan Hoyt Thompson and son-in-law Michael Addison Smith of New York City, David Rhame Thompson of Dallas and mother of his children, Sandra (Rhame) Thompson.
Cuyler is also remembered by his 10 grandchildren, Charles Morgan Engel, Hudson Ross Engel, Joseph Sadler Engel, Harrison McClain Engel, Cuyler Jayce Thompson, Caycen Heath Vance Thompson, August Jaramillo Ruggles, and step-granddaughters Jade Kiana Jones and Tyler Drew Elkins.
Cuyler is also lovingly remembered by his younger brother Lee David Thompson and brother-in-law Robert Perry Holiday Bode of Kansas City, Missouri, his older sister, Bobbi Annelle (Thompson) Hoover of Bedias; nephews Howard Allen Hoover and wife Anne Hoover of Huntsville, and Hayden Anthony Hoover and his wife Laura (Moats) Hoover of League City; great-nephews and nieces Amber, Brandon (Kellie Holder) and Jory Hoover; step-great-niece Nicole Powell; and great-great-nephews and niece Blaine, Brycen, Hayden and Callie Hoover and step-great-great-nephew Tyler Holder.
Following his graduation and very successful collegiate track and field career from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Education, Cuyler began his working career as a custodial officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, while attending Sam Houston State University, where he later received his master’s degree in Education. He began a lifelong career with TDCJ, helping to develop the Windham School District where he held numerous positions of leadership, retiring with nearly 37 years of employment.
Cuyler was active in his church, his family and his community. He was always willing to extend his hand to any who called on him, the old and the young. He was a favorite of many aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Bedias Baptist Church, 3729 Main St., Bedias, TX 77831.