Russell Gene Thompson

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.

18 Condolences to “Russell Gene Thompson”

  1. The Fogerty's Says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We are so sorry for your loss.

  2. Angela Jackson-Burton Says:

    My prayers are with you all. May God bless you whole family. Condolences.

  3. Angela Jackson-Burton Says:

    My prayers are with you all. May God bless you whole family.

  4. Monica Lisko Says:

    I am so sorry for this loss. I can’t think of a day or night on Sunday that he was not sitting in Calvary Baptist Church. I usually walked into church with him on Sunday nights. We parked at the same place .What a wonderful memory I have of him. He and Betty were our neighbors across the street when I was growing up. I can’t think of a day that my friends and I were not over their house. Betty would always fix us kool aide. He was a wonderful man and he will be so greatly missed. So sorry for this loss. May our LORD wrap HIS loving arms around you and give you comfort that only HE can.

  5. Judy and Joe Harrison Says:

    Betty and family we are so sorry to learn of Russell’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and the days to come. May God give you pease as only He can.

  6. Sonny and Tina Thompson Says:

    Praying for the family during this loss. Mr. Russell was truly a good Christian man. He always had a kind word and greeting whenever we saw him. Heaven gained an angel but Mr. Russell will truly be missed by us here on earth.

  7. Kenneth C Spencer Says:

    I am so sorry Russell had to leave so early. Except for a few fishing trips and funerals; I have not kept in touch much. And now I wish I would have. Their was never a time that I did not enjoy his company and our conversations. He was a special person and well liked by all who met him. As the family greaves be in piece as there is no doubt he is with our Lord Jesus Christ.

  8. Shirley McMullen Says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Russell in the church choir.

  9. Robert Lightsey Says:

    Great man i work for him for 8 yrs not one day went by, that he didnt talk me in to seeing the good in everything . even though i hadnt seen him in a long time when i read this my eyes leaked .i will always remember everything he showed and taught me over the short 8 years rest in peace my friend . prayer for the family.

  10. Ronnie and Kathy Simmons Says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

    Ronnie and Kathy Simmons

  11. Dorris and Betty Greenwalt Says:

    We were so shocked to hear Russell died. We will miss him in church and the choir. Our pew will be empty with him not there every Sunday morning and Sunday night. Our prayers are with you Betty and the family. We loved you both. May you find comfort in Gods loving care.

  12. Sheila Spencer Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man that will be truely missed. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Eddie Addison Says:

    So sorry to hear of Brother Russell’s passing. He was a real Christian gentleman and friend. We will remember your family in prayer.

  14. DONA ROBINETTE Says:

    I THINK HE WAS REALLY A GOOD MAN…HE LEFT ME WITH A GOOD GRANDSON RUSSELL THOMPSON. AND WONDERFUL GREAT GRANDSON RILEY.. PRAYERS FOR WIFE BETTY AND THEIR FAMILY..

  15. DONA ROBINETTE Says:

    I THINK HE WAS A GOOD MAN..PRAYERS FOR WIFE BETTY AND THEIR FAMILY…HE LEFT ME WITH A GOOD GRANDSON AND GREAT GRANDSON, RUSSELL AND RILEY THOMPSON..

  16. Kathy Addison Says:

    I was sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Russell. He was a good Christian and he was kind d and friendly. He always had a big smile on his face whenever I spoke to him. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Betty, her family and our church family.

  17. Kathy Addison Says:

    I was sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Russell. He was a good Christian and he was kind and friendly. He always had a big smile on his face whenever I spoke to him. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Betty, her family and our church family.

  18. Billy and Gail Booth Says:

    As a remarkable man in many ways, Russell Thompson will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. He leaves a precious legacy that will be cherished for many years. He was kind, considerate, and courteous to others. As an automobile dealership service manager, he went the extra mile to help customers. Our prayers continue for Mrs. Betty and the family. May God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the “Comforter”) provide strength, comfort, and assurance. Billy and Gail Booth