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                                   Samuel Glenn Thompson

Samuel Glenn Thompson, born May 11, 1944, entered the presence of his Lord October 30, 2007, after an 11-year battle with Leukemia. Sam was preceded in death by his parents Norborn and Evelyn Thompson; and brothers Jack and Monte Thompson. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 34 years, Paula; son Mathew and wife, Emily, and granddaughter, Mia; and son, Ben; three brothers, Paul, John and James Thompson; as well as many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Sam was born and raised in Okmulgee, Okla., then received a BBA and MBA from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Sam also served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves where he was honorably discharged. Sam spent 32 years in the oil and gas industry as a Certified Petroleum Landman (#540) for numerous well known oil companies and as an independent oilman in the 1980s. Among other accomplishments, Sam was instrumental in securing Southwestern Energy’s position in the Fayetteville Shale play. Throughout his career, Sam was very active in numerous industry associations including the AAPL, HAPL, OCAPL and DAPL. Most important to Sam was his family and he was extremely proud of both his sons’ many achievements. As the youngest of six brothers, sports were a way of life for Sam, playing baseball, basketball, football and swimming as much as possible. As an adult he focused on tennis and golf, the "lifetime sports," and always found time for a good ping-pong game with his sons, brothers and nephews. He played in many USTA and industry tennis tournaments and even qualified for the U.S. Open in 1984 where he played mixed doubles with his wife Paula. Sam was a loving husband, a great father to his sons, a doting grandfather or "Sampa" as he was called and a good friend to all who knew him. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Forest Park Funeral Home in The Woodlands, Texas. Committal services will be held 10:30 A,M. Saturday, November 3, 2007 at the Okmulgee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Texas Gulf Coast Chapter as a memorial to Sam. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee, 918.756.1677. Online condolences may be sent at