Craig Christopher Thompson

June 10, 1977 - September 20, 2019

Craig Christopher Thompson, 42, a Ft. Myers resident since 1999, formerly of Lakeland, FL, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019, at his family’s residence on Little Gasparilla Island surrounded by those he loved.  He was born on June 10, 1977, in Lakeland, FL. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 13 years, Jaimee Thompson of Ft. Myers and their children Jude and Eiselee; his parents, Chuck and Tinker Thompson of Gasparilla Island; sister, Brittany Kay (Jason) of Lakeland and their children Lauren and Ian; In-laws, Tom and Deborah Strachan of Ft. Myers; as well as two brother-in-law’s, Scott Strachan (Meredith) and their children Reagan and Tate of Ft. Myers and Shae Strachan and fiancé, Vanessa Lopez of Breckenridge, CO.

Craig attended Santa Fe Catholic School in Lakeland, Florida where he participated in soccer, track, and swimming, then South Fork High School in Stuart, Florida. He earned his BA in Environmental Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University. He was a United States Geological Survey (USGS) employee where he worked as a Hydraulic Technician. Craig will forever be remembered as a loving son, a devoted husband, a caring father, and a friend to all.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Citygate Ministries, 1735 Jackson St., Ft. Myers, FL  33901 with Pastor David Pleasant officiating. A casual reception will follow at Millennial Brewing Company, 1811 Royal Palm Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Any Memorial Contributions in memory of Craig Thompson are suggested to be made out to Jaimee Thompson and will be directed to an educational fund benefiting his surviving children Jude and Eiselee.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in support of Kids’ Minds Matter, which works to support the mental and behavioral health of children in our community.  Please direct all gifts to Kids’ Minds Matter, c/o Lee Health Foundation, PO Box 2218, Fort Myers, FL 33902, or visit www.kidsmindsmatter.com and click “Donate Today.”

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.

Guestbook

  1. Jeremy Ferderber Sep 24, 2019 at 11:26 am

    So sorry and saddened to hear this news. Sending love to the whole family.

  2. Jerry Sep 24, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Beyond sad for you and the kids Jamie, so glad I got to see him a couple weeks ago, I am here if u need anything

  3. Vicki Einhorn Sep 24, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Jamie
    I am so sorry for you and your families lost….
    How can I help ?

    I am here 🙏

  4. Jackie Butrick Sep 24, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Blessings being sent to you and your family.

  5. Melissa Reeves Sep 24, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    My sympathy and prayers go out to the whole family for this devastating loss. I am deeply sorry and keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Lynn Richards Sep 24, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Jaimee. Sending prayers and wishing you and your family peace.

  7. Kim Dean Sep 24, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this time.

  8. Dawn Pudlin Sep 24, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Erica Scheall Sep 24, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I am praying for you and the twins Jamiee. Anything you guys need please let me know . I love you guys .

  10. Amalia Reinat Sep 24, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    May God fill your lives with peace, strength, wisdom and His Holy Spirit.
    He will never abandon you! God bless🙏🏼

  11. Michelle Henke Sep 24, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I am deeply saddened and sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  12. Michelle Henke Sep 24, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I am so sorry for sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

  13. Rich and Sandee Briscoe Sep 24, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Craig was a beautiful soul. He was a wonderful son ,brother, husband, nephew, and a very loving father. He will be sorely missed.Our deepest sympathy to all of you.Our hearts and prayers are with you always.Rest in peace sweet man.

  14. Mrs. Pam Martin Sep 24, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    May God give you the peace and comfort that only He can! Praying for all of you! I’m so sorry!!!

  15. Mrs. Pam Martin Sep 24, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    May God give you the peace and comfort that only He can! Praying for all of you! I’m so sorry!

  16. Monica Recchilongo Sep 24, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Rick and I send our deepest sympathy to Jamie and the children and families. Our love to all.

  17. Janice Schroder Sep 24, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Oh no, Chuck and Tinker. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart is with you.

  18. Mark Tesoro Sep 24, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    I can’t imagine your pain. My heart aches for you and your family. Please lean on your faith, family and friends to help you through. God bless…

  19. Sandy Emerson Sep 24, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. There are just no words. ♥️

  20. George & Carolyn Polkinghorn (AC&UG) Sep 24, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Our deepest condolences Jamiee to you and your family.

  21. Andrew & Lesli Erb Sep 24, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Jaimee, our hearts are so broken for you. There are no words.. just know we are praying for you all & sending our love ❤️

  22. Cheryl Wolbert Sep 24, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    I am praying everyday for you and your family. My heart breaks so much for all of you. ❤️

  23. Cuellar’s Sep 24, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Such a beautiful loving family…..Craig you will be missed forever but never forgotten. May god provide peace comfort to Jaimee And all of family during this very difficult time.

  24. Jessica Stewmon Sep 24, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Thompson family. I am so deeply saddened by this news. If there is anything the Puddle Jumpers family can do, please let us know. Jaimee you’re our favorite customer, we are so very sorry for your loss. God bless you. Our prayers are with you.

  25. Janice & Eduardo Patino Sep 25, 2019 at 12:19 am

    God of all comfort, our very present help in trouble, be near to Jaime & familyLook on to them with the eyes of your mercy; comfort them with a sense of your presence; preserve them from the enemy; and give them patience in their affliction. Restore them to health, and lead them to your eternal glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord… AMEN 🙏. Much hugs and prayers go out to you Jaime and your children. Treasure always the good memories of Craig in your heart forever. May God Bless you always and may he RIP. Our Condolences Jaime Love you 😘 ❤️❤️🙏🙏

  26. Bonnie Caumo Sep 25, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Jamie,so so sorry for your loss. May our blessed Father put his arms around you and the children give you comfort and everlasting love.

  27. Connie and Ross Cotherman Sep 25, 2019 at 6:07 am

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  28. Derek Blanton Sep 25, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Craig was my best friend growing up as we lived down the street from each other in Lakeland. Very sorry to hear about this. Thinking of his family today.

  29. Jamie Cain Sep 25, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Jaimee, I’ve only had the pleasure of meeting you once at Jeff’s event, but you made quite the impression and we never did grab that lunch. It was obvious then your love for your family as that is what we mainly discussed. <3. I can’t imagine what you must be going through at the loss of the love of your life, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’ll be here if you need anything.

  30. Teresa Dawson Sep 25, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss and praying for you and your family.
    Terry Dawson
    ( Jennifer Eno’s Mom)

  31. Jenni Fritsche Sep 25, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    My thoughts, prayers, and love go out to the family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  32. Diane Holm Sep 25, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    You and the twins are in my thoughts and prayers. Know much love goes out to you today and always. You are strong and radiate Gods beauty. He will carry you and Eisilee and Jude through.

  33. Jon Guinn Sep 25, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    My deepest condolences on the loss of Craig. You are in my thoughts.

  34. Matt and Marcy Smith Sep 25, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Craig will be with you and the twins forever. Just know that he is living always in your hearts and that our Lord will watch over you and comfort you until you meet again. Much love to all of you.

  35. Nancy (LaLonde) Jones Sep 25, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I went to Santa Fe with Craig. Although we lost touch over the years, he was always a really nice guy. I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not express how much heartache you must be going through. Prayers for comfort for your family.

  36. Sandy Haggas Sep 25, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    My heart aches for you and your family. This is an unimaginable loss! He was such a bright light, great friend and proud daddy! He will be so greatly missed by all that were fortunate to know him.

  37. David Pournaras Sep 26, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    My thoughts are with you, Jamie and your kids.

  38. Amanda Barton Sep 26, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Jaimee.. There truly are no words. Please know that we all love you so much and your healthcare network/family is here to wrap you into our arms and love you with everything that we have. Please call on us. We want to be here for you and help in any way that we can. Do not hesitate to reach out. I am thinking of you every minute of everyday and praying hard for you and your family.

  39. Anne McMullin Sep 27, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    My heart goes out to everyone, such a sad sad event! A young man taken in the prime of his life, his family and friends will forever be grateful that he was a part of their lives, if even for such a short time. Craig will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved him. May God bless everyone……

  40. Ashley Sep 27, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    I am so incredibly sorry. Sending love and prayers to your entire family. You are in my thoughts.

  41. Gwen Sep 27, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    So very saddened for you all May all of our prayers and love surround you and the family.🙏🏻❤️

  42. Steve and Carolyn Snively Sep 27, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Chuck and Tinker, we are so sorry for your great loss. No words we may say, could possibly ease your grief.
    Please know that you and your family are, and will be, in our thoughts and hearts.

  43. Maureen Kondzer Sep 28, 2019 at 8:24 am

    We are so sorry for your loss! I wish that I had a magic wand to make everything better for you and take away the pain that you have in your heart. My Mom used to say to take 1 day at a time. Know that we are praying for you and your family, not just today but in the days to come.🙏
    Love,
    Maureen and Tom Kondzer

  44. Drew Milewski Sep 28, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Craig and I had become good friends over the years. Craig and Jaimee generously and graciously included me in lives which was a treasured blessing to me. They are a big part of Florida being my home. I love them and their kids. My heart is broken by his passing.

  45. Tom and Carol McLean Sep 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Jaimee
    Prayers for strength, comfort, and peace to you and your family. Craig will be truly missed! You were blessed to have him be your husband and the father of your beautiful twins.

  46. Monica Contreras Sep 29, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    My condolences to you n kids, and all fam. I was shocked,I’ll be praying for strength. May God Continue Blessing You ,Give Lot’s Of Love To The Kids From Ms. Monica❤❤❤

  47. Emily Reese Sep 30, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Words are not adequate, prayers for provision and comfort for you and your family. ❤️ Emily Reese

  48. Tracey and Eric Goodwin Oct 3, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Jamie, we can’t express the shock and sadness we feel. Our deepest thoughts are with you and the twins and the rest of your family. Craig was a wonderful man and he will be truly missed. Please reach out if there is anything we can do for you.

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