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Thompson LeFlore

Born: 02/21/1941 Died: 09/18/2011 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Veteran

Thompson LeFlore, 70, a longtime Atoka area resident, passed away on Sept. 18, 2011, in Bonham, Texas. He was on Feb. 21, 1941, to Thompson LeFlore Sr. and Carrie (Gipson) LeFlore, in Bentley. He graduated from Tushka High School in 1960, and went on to become a machine operator. Thompson proudly served his country in the Air Force and the Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Vonda Joyce (Reed) on Feb. 7, 1972, in Dallas. Thompson was a member of the Cane Hill Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing with his friends and his grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter Dianna Kay LeFlore; and siblings, Anderson and Preston LeFlore, Charles and Harold Dean Gipson and Jo Ann Gipson Jackson. He is survived by his grandson, Thompson LeFlore, III of Dallas; siblings, Donald LeFlore with wife Rose of Sherman, Texas, Ted LeFlore with wife Mary Ann of Atoka, and Christine Dillard with husband Glen of Caney; sister-in-law Sharon Gipson of Wright City; brother-in-law Tom Mayo of Bentley; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.