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Peter Carl Thompson

July 31, 1981 — February 7, 2024

Kansas City, Missouri

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Peter Thompson, 42, on February 7. After a courageous battle with Glioblastoma, Peter passed away at his home in Kansas City, Mo., surrounded by his loving family. He was diagnosed with this challenging illness 5.5 years ago, and throughout his journey he displayed immense strength and resilience.

Peter was the middle child born to Cindy Stoker Thompson and James Thompson in Spring, Texas. He attended Klein High School, played percussion in the band, and was an honor graduate. He was very active in the youth group at Cypress Creek Christian Church where he made lifelong friends. He attended Texas Christian University where he was active in TCU Leaps and runner up for Mr. TCU. He received a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of North Texas. 
 
Peter's journey was one filled with compassion, adventure, and a deep commitment to making a difference in the world. He and Katy served together 27 months in the Peace Corps in Ukraine, dedicating their time and efforts to communities in need. Their selflessness and desire to create positive change touched the lives of many.
 
Throughout his career, Peter made significant contributions to institutions such as TCU, Pepperdine University, and UMKC. Peter served as the Director of the Pepperdine Volunteer Center from 2011 through 2021. At UMKC, Peter served as 
Director of Program Development, in the Institute for Human Development. His passion for social justice and his dedication to the students and communities he worked with were evident in everything he did.
 
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Peter will be remembered for his kind heart, quick wit, brilliant mind full of random knowledge, and unwavering love for his family. He was a pillar of strength and support, always there to lend a helping hand or a good laugh.
 
Peter was an active member alongside his family at Second Presbyterian. He was a devoted and beloved community member who lit up the sanctuary with his love and bright shirts.
 
Surviving Peter are his wife of 18 years, Katy Craig Thompson, and his three children Liam, Adelaide, Zion, his mother and father Cindy and Jim Thompson, his brother Jeff and wife Sherry, his sister Abby and husband John, five nieces and nephews, his mother and father-in-law Jody and Bill Craig, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Emily Craig Mines and Matt Mines and all those who were fortunate enough to have known Peter. 

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2 PM, at Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Head for the Cure or National Brain Tumor Society.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Second Presbyterian Church

318 E 55th St, KCMO, MO 64113

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