Loved by all for his kindness and warm wit, Boyce Thompson, Sr. died unexpectedly on December 17th 2009 at 76 years of age. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Simmers Thompson. He is survived by brothers Bill and Tony Thompson and by four children–Boyce and wife Carol, Hugh and wife Joan, Bill and wife Patricia, and Nancy and husband Greg. He was adored by his eight grandchildren–Hugh, Anne, Katie, Liza, Chris, Ethan, Max and August. Born in 1932 in New York City to Marie and William Thompson, Boyce graduated from Cornell University and served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He spent his career as an executive in the nut business, with Standard Brands, Pet Inc., and Nick Sachs, Inc. Boyce enjoyed classical music, sports, detective shows, and competitive bridge. Above all, he loved his family. A Memorial service will be held later. In lieu of flowers, make donations in Boyce’s name to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210.