Dwayne Powell Thompson
Dwayne Powell Thompson
  • November 26, 1933 - December 19, 2017
  • Blossom, Texas

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Dwayne Powell Thompson, 84, of Blossom, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at his home.

Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services, with military honors, for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23rd, at Knights of Honor Cemetery in Blossom with Rev. Robert Myre officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Dwayne, the son of Phynes & Dovie Lee Rose Thompson, was born Nov. 26, 1933, in Lamar County. He attended Paris Schools. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He worked seventeen years at Hollywood Vasarette, and when the plant closed he began working at Red Kap in Clarksville where he worked seventeen years before retiring. Dwayne enjoyed working on cars, especially his Jeep.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Phynes Thompson and Jack Thompson and three sisters, Melba Dicken, Donna Tippen and Wilma Patterson.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Nell Finch Thompson, whom he married on Feb. 22, 1957, building sixty years of family and memories, two children, Jimbo Thompson & wife Lisa and Sue Landis & husband Rick all of Blossom, grandchildren; Jacie Williams & husband Seth of Deweyville, Hayley Gibson of Blossom, Logan Thompson of Blossom and Owen Landis of Blossom, great grandchildren; Karter Gibson of Blossom, Sophie Williams of Deweyville, Brevin Williams of Deweyville and Kinsley Williams of Deweyville, a sister, Kitty Lou Hale & husband Luke of Vichey, MO along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends.

Casket bearers will be: Owen Landis, Logan Thompson, Seth Williams, Jimmy McKee, Larry Slagle and Stacy Cunningham.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial, 1025 S. Collegiate Dr., Paris, TX 75460.