1927 - 2015
C.L Thompson, 88, of Iowa Park passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist Church with the Reverend Justin Miller officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
C.L was a retired Air Force civil servant and farmer. He was born on July 18, 1927, to Charlie Love and Effie Triona Dyer Thompson. He was born and raised on the Thompson family farm west of the small town of Sugden, OK. He graduated from high school in Sugden as a member of a class of five in 1944. He was drafted into military service in Oct. 1945, serving in the Army of Occupation in Germany in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Following his military service he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Math and Physics from Oklahoma City University and was awarded his Masters Degree in Secondary Education and Math from Midwestern University.
He married his wife of 65 years, Loretta Ruth Lindesmith, on July 24, 1950 at the First United Methodist Church in Waurika, OK. They moved to Dover, OK., where he worked as an educator in the public schools before entering into civil service in June of 1951 at Sheppard Air Force Base as an Aircraft Mechanics Instructor. He retired with 36 years of total federal service in 1985 as the Chief of Civil Engineering Training Plans Branch at Sheppard Air Force Base. Following his retirement from civil service he was a real estate broker and owner of Thompson Realty for many years. He continued to work his farm throughout his retirement years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister Charlotte Kennedy.
Survivors include his wife Loretta Ruth of Iowa Park; a son Charles “Chuck” Thompson of Iowa Park; a daughter Theresa Thompson Holland of Iowa Park; and three grandchildren.
The family suggest memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, or to the Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund.
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