Bernard Wayne Thompson
Bernard Wayne Thompson, MD, 78 of Little Rock died June 18,
2003. He was born June 2, 1925 in Bakersfield, California. He attended
Bakersfield Junior College and the University of Notre Dame.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman in WWII and as a physician in the Korean War. Between the wars he did his internship at Highland-Alameda Co. Hospital in Oakland, CA and his residency at UAMS. For over 30 years he served as surgeon and professor at the Little Rock VA and the UAMS College of Medicine. He was a founder and past president of the Southern Association of Vascular Surgeons.
His other professional memberships include:
Following his retirement in 1993, Dr. Thompson and his wife traveled extensively and he frequently shared their journeys through presentations to the Shepherd’s Centers in Little Rock and North Little Rock and to other senior citizen groups. The Thompsons are charter members of the UAMS Founders Society.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, Dola Searcy Thompson, MD, former professor and Chairman of the UAMS Department of Anesthesiology, Dr. Thompson is survived by his daughters Elizabeth Ann “Lissa” Thompson, of Memphis, Tennessee and Cynthia Thompson Feinberg , son-in-law Thomas R. Feinberg. MD and grandsons Stephen Neil Feinberg and Peter Thompson Feinberg all of Little Rock, and a sister Arlene Thompson Saffell of Murrieta, California.
Funeral services will be held at Westover Hills Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 20, 2003 at (2:00) p.m. The family will receive visitors at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Dr. Thompson may be made to Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC) Foundation , University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), 4301 W. Markham, #623, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, Telephone (501) 686-6000, or charity of your choice. Cremation arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home.