Bruce W. Thompson, 60, of Jackson passed away at home Sept. 19, 2018. He was born Jan. 15, 1958, in Bangor, the son of Clifford and Marlene (Braley) Thompson. Bruce attended Mt. View High School, class of 1976. He then completed boot camp, spending time in the naval reserve before moving to California where he completed school to become a pro golfer. While there he taught karate to young children and police officers. Bruce again moved cross country to Florida then Georgia to further his golf career and started his business, Card services Inc., and taught skeet shooting. He returned home to Maine to be close to family and pursue his passion for training horses. Bruce was a lifelong entrepreneur and student, always reading and learning. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing with his parents, as well as training his dogs.

He is survived by his parents, both of Jackson; his love Eila Wiseman and her children Helvi, Aili, Meta and Goodwin; his siblings Brian Thompson of Swanville and Rochelle Shaw and husband Phil of Dayton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and family; his horses Rocky, Ice, Philly and Isaac; and dogs Molly and Lexi. There will be a celebration of life Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Varney building in Brooks. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to an animal rescue of their choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.