Larry Dean Thompson

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 19, 2012

Larry Dean Thompson 74, of Leesville passed away on May 17, 2012, in Lake
Larry was born in Vandalia, Ill. on Sept. 8, 1937, to Harry Thompson and Amelia Stimson.
Larry lived in Vernon Parish for the past 49 years and was of the Catholic faith. He served two tours with the Army in Vietnam and
one in Korea and retired as an E-8. He received the Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Combat Medal – with 60 devices, Bronze Star with three Oak Clusters, Armed Forces Medal – Korea, Vietnamese
Gallantry – with Palm, Vietnamese Gallantry – with Silver Star, Arcom 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Arcom with V Device, Good Conduct Award – 5th Award. He was a member of American Legions Post # 387. Larry worked in Iraq as a contractor, he owned numerous
business’s in the Leesville area, L&H Swifty Mart, Don’s Pawn and Toby’s Rest. He was an avid supporter of Pickering High School sports; he never missed a game and loved to cook for them. Larry loved to hunt and fish; he belonged to the Bull’s
Eye Hunting Club.
Larry is preceded in death by his wife Hertha Mehl Thompson (wife of 45 years); great-granddaughter Hayden Marie Thompson; parents Harry Thompson and Amelia Stimson Thompson; six brothers and two sisters.
is survived by his wife, Janis Thompson of Leesville; son, Clinton Thompson; stepson, James Adam and wife, Wendy, of Many; daughters, Peggy Vinson and husband, Robert (Peanut) of Leesville; stepdaughter, Jill Jones Calhoun and husband, Theo, of
Shreveport; sisters, Norma Warner of Vandalia, Ill. and Ruby Bolyard, of Decatur, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Mandi Vinson – Furlong, husband, Joshua Furlong, of Leesville, Kristen Vinson-Fisher, of Leesville, Justin Thompson and wife, Jessica
Thompson, of Leesville, Austin Vinson and wife, Rachel Rupp-Vinson, of San Antonio, Texas, Clay Thompson of Philadelphia, Zachary Adams of Many, Zander Adams of Many, and Samantha Gravel and husband, Steven Gravel, of Hornbeck; and six
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on May 19 at the Hixson Funeral Home in Leesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on May 20 at the Hixson Funeral Home in Leesville. Services are under the direction of Hixson
Funeral Home of Leesville.
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