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Joel John Thompson Jr.

Born: 12/14/1917

Died: 9/4/2006

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Joel John Thompson Jr., 88, passed away September 4, 2006, at his residence in Waco, Texas. He was born December 14, 1917, in Choctaw County, son of Joel J. and Ira Williams Thompson.

He moved from Oklahoma to the Commerce, Texas, area during the early Depression years. As a young adult he moved back to Hugo. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a PO3. Joel was a sign painter for about 40 years in Waco. He received his airplane pilot’s certificate. He was a member of Richfield Christian Church and for many years a member of Masonic Lodge Waco #92.

After his first marriage to Glenna Flanagan, he married Judy Millus Thompson who preceded him in death. He then married Lena Gypsy Luttrell. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Dianne Stephenson, and an infant daughter and five sisters.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Joel John Thompson III and Phil Thompson and his wife, Gwen; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.