RAYMOND EARL THOMPSON, 73, of Watts, OK,
died on May 22, 2008. He was born July 9, 1934 in
Necessity, TX to Allis Cero & Ira Jewel Bearden
Thompson. He attended Ranger High School in the
Class of 1954 at Ranger, TX and married Barbara
Jean Harper (RHS-1956). Raymond was a member
of Kountry Kuzzins Square Dance Club in Tahlequah,
OK, and the Proctor Riding Club. He was a Baptist.
Survivors at the time of his death include his wife,
Barbara Thompson; a son, Robert Earl Thompson of Siloam
Springs; two daughters, Becky Monk of Tulsa, OK, and
Sue Riley of Haria, MO; a brother, Billy Thompson of
Eastland, TX; four grandchildren; & seven great-grand-
BROTHER: BILLY GEARLD THOMPSON, 89, of
Eastland, TX passed away Feb. 21, 2017, with burial
in the Eastland Cemetery.
Billy Gearld was born Oct. 2, 1927 in Stephens County,
TX to parents Allie C. & Ina Jewell Thompson. He
graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1946. He
married Wanda Jean Tankersley in May of 1949. They
started their family with the birth of their daughter
Eva Jean in 1950, and then added Ricky Alan in 1952,
Peggy Ann was born in 1953, Nancy Lynn joined the
family in 1958, and Loretta Kay was born in 1964.
Billy & Wanda raised their family at their country
home in Stephens and Eastland counties.
In 1948 Billy began his career with Lone Star Gas
and retired in 1986. He owned and operated a coin
operated laundry in Breckenridge from 1960 to 1965.
In addition to his company job of nearly 39 years he
was a full time farmer and rancher. Above all, his
greatest joy was his family and church family.
Billy was a member of the Daugherty Street Church of
Christ in Eastland, where he served as a deacon. During
the time he was a deacon he helped establish the Christian
Service Center which he oversaw for many years. He later
served as an Elder for the Church for 15 years.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a
daughter, Peggy Ann; two brothers Curtis W. Thompson,
Raymond Earl Thompson (RHS-1954), and one sister Loretta
Faye Thompson Weaver (RHS-1937).
He is survived by his wife Wanda of 67 years; a son Ricky
Thompson and wife Jean of Eastland; and daughters Eva Dyer
and husband Darrell of Eastland, Nancy Landon & husband
Darrell of Breckenridge, Kay Montgomery and husband Mike
Eastland. He is also survived by and dearly loved by his
twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; Cathy
Boone and husband Lanny, Casey Dyer, Tiffany Coleman and
husband Ray, Josh Thompson, Sara Noll and husband Patrick
and their son Patton, Julie Gillentine & her two daughters
Kilah Green and Breann Jackson, Katie Weldon and husband
John and their two sons Beckam and Parks, Jamie Ethridge
and husband Ryan and their two sons Gage & Grayson, and
Parker Landon, Colin Montgomery, Cassidy Montgomery, and
Ty Montgomery, and by numerous nieces and nephews.