Joseph G. Thompson slipped away to his heavenly Father Sunday January 24, 2010 in Bullhead City, AZ. Joe was born in Walker, OK in 1933 to John M. Thompson and Marie Blevins. He graduated from Lexington, OK High School in 1952, served in the Marine Corps in Korea for 3 years, was employed by the City of Norman Fire Department from 1958-1962, the City of Phoenix Fire Dept. 1962-1984, where he retired as a Captain, and employed by Motorola Inc as Fire Chief from 1984-1995. Joe is survived by his wife of 52 yrs., Betty, son Michael and daughter-in-law Norma, 4 sisters: Genivive Shepherd of Norman, OK, Minnie Sue Hooper of Norman, OK, Hazel Henning of Lexington, OK and Oleta Irby of Lexington, OK. Joe was preceded in death by his brother George Thompson and his beautiful and loving daughter Mitzi Kay Thompson. Joe had a great love for life, he had met the Holy Spirit at age 16 and had a deep love of God through out his life. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Visitation will be Monday February 1, 2010 at 9:30 am. The funeral service will be at 10:00 am. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ.