Donald “Donnie” Martin Thompson, 64, of Brownwood, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at his residence.

A Celebration of Life service for Donnie will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel. Private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Donnie was the son of William “Bill” Thompson and Jane Brymner, born July 21, 1952 in Brownwood. He married the love of his life, Joanna Shepard, on April 12, 1974 in Brownwood. His wife, children, and grandchildren were the loves of his life.

He was a home builder; building homes in Brown and surrounding counties. He was a member of Milton Ave. Baptist Church. You never saw Donnie without a smile on his face and/or a joke to follow shortly after.

Donnie is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joanna Shepard Thompson of Brownwood; children, Stephanie Brewer and soul mate Shane Pinkston of Brownwood, Anisha Hickey and husband Joey of Brownwood; grandchildren, Cutter Brewer, Dylan Hickey, Christopher Brewer, Madison Hickey and C.J. Brewer; sisters, Willetta Anderson and husband Norman of Santa Anna, Sherry Chapman and husband Mike of Brownwood and Kelly Franke and husband Jeff of Brownwood; brother, Ricky Stokes of Corpus Christi; father-in-law, Joe Shepard of Brownwood; and brother-in-law, John Shepard and wife Annette of Kermit. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” Thompson and Jane Brymner; brother, Mike Thompson; and mother-in-law, Shirley Shepard.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to Brian Wade Toys for Kids Toy Drive or Corrine T. Smith Animal Shelter. Online condolences for the family are welcome at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com.