Quash H. Thompson, Sr.

Quash H. Thompson was born on January 12, 1947 in Orlando, Florida to parents, Jimmie Thompson and Annie Bell Thompson-Darity.

He attended Callahan Elementary School and graduated in 1965 from Jones High School. Lasting Memories: For his entire life, Quash loved all types of sports. These included, swimming, fishing, running, baseball, basketball, football, roller skating, bicycle riding, and a little boxing. He was very skilled with his hands. As a young lad, he won a trophy for being a Yo-Yo Champ. His father was the coach of their church’s Little League Baseball team, where he was the pitcher.

When he was of age, he would go to the golf course and caddy to earn a little cash. While there, he acquired a loved for golf and ended up loving to play the sport. He would also find old bicycle parts, put them together, and end up with a bicycle ride. Also in those days, for a little cash he bought his own lawn mower to cut yards in the neighborhood. During some summers and school breaks, he picked oranges. Upon graduating from high school, Quash spent a brief time at Florida A & M University.

Quash’s endeavors to play professional baseball began in Orlando at the old Carter Street Park with his father, Jimmie, then to Daytona Beach, Canada, and as far as Venezuela. He also signed on as a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles Farm Team. His training was in Bluefield, West Virginia. There he met his first wife. He was drafted into the United States Army and served in Viet Nam, where he suffered a serious back injury and spent time in a Military Hospital and was honorably discharged.

His first son was born in December of 1968. After the birth of his son, he became a firefighter with the City of Orlando for a tenure of twenty two (22) years. Through the years, he was always gainfully employed, most recently, he worked as a taxi driver.

Quash was preceded in death by his Father, Jimmie Thompson; and Mother, Annie Belle Thompson-Darity.

He leaves to cherish his memory, 3 Sons: Quash Thompson, II, Deandre Moore, and Quavel Thompson (Lamayia Jones), all of Orlando, Florida; 1 Daughter, Colletta Montague (Hosea) of Hansom AFB, Maryland; 2 Brothers: James C. Thompson (Jacquelin) of Belleview, Florida, and Lorenzo Dublin of Orlando, Florida; 4 Sisters: Shirley Thompson-Goff (Eugene) of Northport, Florida, Dommie Jean Hawkins (Jimmie) of Orlando, Florida, Deoris A. Sumpter (Kevin) of Orlando, Florida, and Susan D. Corbett (Nathan) of Orlando, Florida; 4 Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and a host of other loving relatives, and friends.

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