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Leron Dean Thompson Sr.

January 7, 1932 — June 11, 2022

Leron Dean Thompson Sr., 90 of Canadian passed way Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Canadian

Graveside services will be 10:00am, Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery with Charlie Rankin, officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

Family visitation will be Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Leron was born January 7, 1932, in Claude to Jimmie Ray and Olga Hogg Thompson.  He was born at the Little Store, the family business.  Leron attended Claude schools and graduated with the class of 1951. Following graduation, he attended Telegraph School and Welding School.  Leron joined the US Army serving with Company D of the 32nd Infantry Regt Apo 7, serving from 1955 until 1963; he was a code writer.  On December 22, 1955, he married Viola Longhofer in Clovis, NM, she preceded him in death in 1988.  Leron sold insurance and built houses with his dad, Ray, they built Rays Motel & Restaurant in Claude.  At the restaurant he cooked breakfast in the morning, went to his day job and returned in the evening to cook.  In 1973 Leron and Viola moved their family to Canadian where he worked with Ray Byard at JR Development, building homes in the Sage Hills 1st Addition. He farmed, ranched, and worked as a cowboy in Texas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.  Leron enjoyed farming, ranching, spending time in family activities, and fishing at the catfish farm. Leron was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Canadian.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie Ray & Olga; sisters, Ranita Lynsky and Mary Jo Cox; and a granddaughter, Heather Channel Thompson.

Survivors include daughter, Debbie Innis and husband Terry; son, Dean Thompson and wife Tana; grandchildren, Jeff Innis, Eddie Innis and wife Kylene, Natalie Dawn Flowers and husband Danny, Lacie Thompson, Taylor Thompson; great grandchildren, William Innis and wife Alyssa, Ethan Flowers, Savanna Innis, Elizabeth Gorecki, Kristopher Gorecki, Tyler Flowers, Kaleb Innis and Kade Innis; great-great-grandchild, Delilah Innis; sister, Peggy Sewell; and brother, David Thompson.

Memorials may be made to 1st United Methodist Church of Canadian, PO Box 1343, Canadian, TX 79014, The River Ministries, 221 Main St., Canadian, TX 79014, and Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. 4th St., Canadian, TX 79014.

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Graveside Service

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery

, Canadian, TX 79014

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