Beloved son, brother, husband, father and friend, Chad “Snag” “T Bone” Thompson, age 45, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 in his Gatesville home. Visitation with Chad’s family will be on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville. Chad was an honest, forward speaking man with a heart of gold in a rough exterior. He married the love of his life, Hollie Connor in 1999 and their family became his top priority. While he still made time for fishing; hunting; drinking; grilling; playing dominos, darts, quarters, cornhole and softball with his buddies; and rooting for the Fightin' Irish, Hornets and Cubs, he was most proud of his kids, applauding loudly at every concert, play, sporting event and church program. Chad served his country in the Army for 6 years active duty where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. His assignments included: 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg and 101st Airborne - Long Range Surveillance Detachment (LRS-D) at Fort Campbell. Chad was a designated Ranger, Pathfinder, Paratrooper, and Air Assault Combat Veteran. Overseas tours included duties as a peacekeeper in Kosovo and combat soldier in Afghanistan. His post-military work included duties as a civilian police officer, maintenance man and groundskeeper, where his extreme sense of tidiness and attention-to-detail came in particularly handy. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ethel Carpenter and father, William Thompson. He leaves behind his wife, Hollie; their two children, Alex and Erynn; brother, Ian (Tammy), sister, Carla (Brian), sister, Tammy; step-mother, Lucy; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; two dogs, three fish, the only cat he ever loved (or even liked) and the surviving hogs and deer of Llano County. Chad lived life on his own terms, fiercely loyal to and protective of his people. If you were lucky enough to be one, you knew it. The family is finding comfort in the outpouring of prayers, support and stories from friends far and wide. A private celebration for very close friends and family is being planned. In lieu of flowers, donations to the kids' education funds are being accepted at Eastwood Baptist Church, 2518 East Main Street, Gatesville, TX 76528.