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Bennie James Thompson

January 31, 1938 March 6, 2019
Bennie James Thompson
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Obituary for Bennie James Thompson

Funeral Services for Mr. Bennie James Thompson, age 81 of Overton, Texas will be Saturday March 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Pirtle Baptist Church in Overton, Texas. Rev. J.B. Williams officiating.Rev Carlos Whitaker, pastor .
Internment will be at the Overton City Cemetery. Funeral services under the direction of Southern Funeral Home, Henderson, Texas.

Retired Staff Sergeant(SSG) Bennie James Thompson was born to Virgil and Alma Thompson on January 31, 1938 in Overton, Texas. He attended Overton High School and joined the military. Mr. Thompson was a 3 term Vietnam Veteran, retiring in 1978 after almost 23 years of service in the U.S. Army. He received many medals and awards. He later established a career in transportation, driving 18 wheelers across the country. He was an avid lover of children, nature and animals. He also loved the company of his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Alma Thompson, his sisters Marie Winkfield and Vera Gene Thompson, and his brothers, Ruben and Rogers Thompson.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his daughters, Ms. Benita Thompson of Charlotte NC., Ms. Evelyn Davis of Henderson , Texas . Son Bennie James Thompson Jr., of Winkefield, Missouri, god-daughter, Yolanda Orange and dear cousin Michael Orange of Longview, Texas . He also leaves behind a sister Dorann Rettig and brother in law Mickey Rettig of Abilene, Texas as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends .

Active Pallbearers: Ruben Thompson, Rogers Thompson, Trey Thompson Reggie Thompson , Jamal Thompson, Ray Rettig Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers: Mickey Rettig, Larry Rettig, Houston Smith, Michael Orange, Jessie Roy Allison, Marcus Roberts

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1:00 PM 3/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
Harmony Pirtle Baptist Church

Hwy 259
Overton, TX 7564

Harmony Pirtle Baptist Church
Hwy 259 Overton 7564 TX
United States

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Overton City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Overton, Texas

Overton, Texas
United States

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