Obituary, Jack Garner Thompson
Jack Garner Thompson, of Oletha, passed away at Windsor Healthcare Residence in Groesbeck on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at age 85.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the "old" Old Union Church, with Brother Glenn Easterly officiating. Burial followed in the Old Union Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Thompson, Shane Thompson, Carl Thompson, Randy Ingram, Mack Jones, and Wayne Martin.
Jack was born November 17, 1932 to Earl “Smoky” Thompson and Ruth (Richardson) Thompson in Oletha. After high school, Jack served two years in the U. S. Army, first in El Paso and then stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota.
As a young man, his friends had given him the nickname, “Smiling Jack” because he was dating such a pretty girl, younger and still in high school, nicknamed “Boots” (or “Bootsie.") After not seeing Jack while he was away for two years, Bootsie decided to go to South Dakota to marry him, and she was driven by Billie Ruth and Holvys Turner, Jack’s sister and brother-in-law.
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