Funeral services for Cleveland J. Thompson, 72, Pryor, are 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 at North Elliott Church of God, Pryor. Rev. Robert Killman will officiate with burial following at Adair Cemetery. Visitation is from
2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Key Funeral Home in Pryor.
Cleveland Junior Thompson was born on May 7, 1940, in Pryor to Midest and Mary Helena (Miller) Thompson. He died Thursday, April 18, at his home in Pryor.
Thompson grew up and attended school at Adair, graduating from Adair High School in 1957. He married Mary Frances Blackwell on Aug. 30, 1958. Together they made their home northwest of Pryor and lived in the home he was raised in and they had five children of their own. He worked in road construction, helping to build the Will Rogers Turnpike then later worked for Nipak. He eventually started his own business, being the owner/operator of Thompson Concrete for many years.
Thompson was known for his many stories while working all his jobs in and around Pryor and the industrial park. In 2010, he retired from his concrete business and settled in to raising cattle in the country. He loved spending time on his land, coon hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife Mary of the home; five children Wade Thompson of Texas, Brenda Reno and husband Don of Watova, Lawana Downing and husband Dewayne Downing of Vinita, Yvonna Walters of Pryor, Rebecca Mangrum of Tulsa; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters Arlene Hathcock of Tulsa and Nancy Dick-Loretan of Fremont, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, infant, Jackie Thompson and Loren Thompson and one grandson Jonathan Lucas Walters.