“Gene” Thompson

“Gene” Thompson

Willie Eugene “Gene” Thompson, 85, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

He was born October 11, 1935 in Walters to the union of his parents, Grover Cleveland Thompson and Carrie Elizabeth Robertson Thompson.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at Whitehall United Pentecostal Church in Whitehall with Rev. Joey Paul, Clovis Gibson and Tommy Lowe officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Gary Thompson; second wife, Frances Neal Thompson; long time companion, Reba Jones; his parents; son, Ronnie Thompson; daughter, Kathy Garsee; and sister, Carole Gibson.

Those left to cherish in his memory include his son, Gary Thompson and wife Kimberly of Carencro; daughter, Laurie Thompson and fiancé Marlon Causey of Jena; brother, Robert Cleveland Thompson of Jena; sister, Jane Keys of New Waverly, TX; brother-in-law, Clovis Gibson of Jena; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Cody Pritchard, Bobby Thompson, Scott Fisher, Danny Enterkin, Bubba Gibson, and Derrick Broussard.

Honorary pallbearers were Dustin Gibson, Alex Paul, Jonathan R. Williams IV, Kale Reese Thompson, Kwyn Jace Thompson, and Charlie Pritchard.

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