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Herbert Elton Thompson

January 17, 1924 February 12, 2018
Herbert Elton Thompson
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Herbert Elton "Raz" Thompson was born on January 17, 1924 to Herbert and Lillie Mae (Payne) Thompson in White Flat, Ok. Raz graduated high school from White Flat in 1941 where he was an exceptional athlete. Following graduation, Elton enlisted in the Navy and served during WWII. After serving his country, he returned to Reed, Oklahoma to run the family dairy with his Dad until 1965. He continued to farm until he went to work for the US Postal Service in 1985.

On November 20,1947, he married the love of his life Joela McCulloch in Wellington, TX. For the next 70 years they made their home in Reed. They had three sons, Terry Lee Jerry Lynn and Kent Elton. They attended the Sulfur Missionary Baptist Church of Reed.

Lovingly known as the mayor of Reed, he could always be found driving around checking out the scenery. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, watching the grand kids play ball, and riding his 4 wheeler until the age of 93.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Kent Elton and Jerry Lynn. He is survived by his wife Joela of the home, a son Terry and his wife Laurie of Reed, four granddaughters, Stefanie Smith and husband James, Corrie Cook, Kassi Thompson, and Taylor Thompson all of Mangum, 7 great grandchildren, Kyle Ethan, Derrick, Clay, Madi, Allison and Alexa and one great -great granddaughter Payton.


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Visitation

Wednesday

14

Feb

6:00 PM 2/14/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/14/2018 8:00:00 PM
Greer Funeral Home

235 South Pennsylvania
Mangum, OK 73554

Greer Funeral Home
235 South Pennsylvania Mangum 73554 OK
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

15

Feb

2:00 PM 2/15/2018 2:00:00 PM
White Flat Cemetery

Greer County
Mangum, OK 73554

White Flat Cemetery
Greer County Mangum 73554 OK
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