Willie L. Thompson


Services for Mr. Willie L. Thompson, 90, of Pirtle will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 1, under the Pavilion at Pirtle Cemetery with Reverend Dr. Pete Freeman officiating. Mr. Thompson passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Willie was born on February 14, 1928 in Overton, son of the late George Edward and Ida Freeman Thompson. He married his late wife Ethel on June 17, 1950. Willie served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked in Dallas as a dockhand for Merchants Motor Freight for 28 years before retiring. In 1983, after Willie’s retirement, he and Ethel moved to Pirtle.

Mr. Thompson is survived by a sister, Dollie Herron of Chapel Hill; four brothers and their wives, Joe and Beckie Thompson of Pirtle, Dan and Sybil Thompson of New Boston, Ben and Fay Thompson of Longview, George and Rita Thompson of Overton; sister-in-law, Bethel Clanton of Liberty; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Matlock Thompson; parents; three sisters and two brothers.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorials be made to Heritage Hospice 1100 Stone Road, Ste. 269 Kilgore, Texas 75662.

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