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James  "J.W." Thompson
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Obituary for James "J.W." Thompson

James W. “J.W.” Thompson, age 93, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Monday, March 05, 2018, at his residence.

J.W. was born, November 30, 1924, in Bradley, Arkansas, to James and Ettie Thompson. He was raised by his mother, Grandpa Jackson, and Uncle Earlton. He was retired from AEP Electric, a member of the Lion’s Club of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and West Side Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was known for his inventions and working in his shop. He was affectionately known as “granddaddy” to family and friends. He was a devoted family man and husband and always said his calling was a caregiver, which he was until the end. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Evelyn Henson Thompson; two brothers, Clinton and Arthur Thompson; two sisters, Rebecca Jones, Mary Thompson; daughter, Glenda Nell Thompson Broussard; and one great-great grandson, Brian Elias May.

He is survived by his daughters, Rose Marie Thompson Oliphant and husband Joe of Uncertain , Texas, Brenda Joyce Thompson Ostroth and husband Andy of Newbury Park, California; brother, James Arthur Thompson and wife Carol of Gilmer, Texas; nine grandchildren, Tracy Oliphant and partner Sharla Snider of Denton, Texas, Sandi Zbranek and husband Zack of Devers, Texas, Jodi Shafor and husband Mark of Fairfield, Ohio, Jami Oliphant May of Mesquite, Texas, Sunni Moseley and husband Terry of Bridge City, Texas, Tami Gardner and husband Keith of Parker, Colorado, Cyndi Livingstone and husband Jason of Camarillo, California, Joseph Oliphant and wife Hannah of Granite Falls, North Carolina, Jacci Weiss and husband Phil of Chula Vista, California; twenty five great grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; and a number of nephews, nieces, and other relatives.

Service will be 10:00 am, Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Hanner Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Paul Cothren officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 pm – 8 pm, Friday, March 9, 2018, at Hanner Funeral Service.

Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery

The family would like to express their appreciation for the staff of Dierksen Hospice and his wonderful two care givers, Darlene and Ashley Haynes.

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Atlanta, Texas 75551





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Atlanta, Texas 75551

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Smyrna Cemetery

4621 Texas Hwy 77 E
Atlanta, Texas 75551


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