Russell Gene Thompson went to be with or Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 9, 2019 at the age of 78. Russell was born March 15, 1941 to Buster and Ollie Thompson. He was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church and active in the choir.
Russell enjoyed spending time with his family, having a good home cooked meal, trips to Little Rock, fishing, mowing, reading his bible and his church family. He spent his life serving the Lord. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buster and Ollie Thompson of Hazen and his brother, Lecil Thompson of Brinkley. Russell is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Thompson, his son, Dennis Thompson of Carlisle, his daughter, Ranie (Randy) Martin of Austin; five grandchildren, Stefanie Thompson of Hazen, Tiffany (Tyler) Reed of Carlisle, Russell Thompson of Mount Pleasant, Cortney (Taylor) Thrift of Carlisle and Jacob Byrd of Austin; five great-grandchildren and one brother, Larry Thompson of Hazen.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery.
Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.