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Eddie Thompson '54 November 13, 2018 9:02 AM updated: November 13, 2018 9:18 AM

Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home obituary
6101 Bosque Boulevard
Waco, Texas 76710
Phone: (254) 753-3691
Fax: (254) 741-9141

Eddie Lee Thompson
March 27, 1932 - November 10, 2018

Eddie Lee Thompson, of Waco, passed away on November 10, 2018 in a Waco hospital. A private family burial will be on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. Visitation will be held at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church on Thursday November 15th at 10:00 AM with a memorial service following at 11:00 AM.

Mr. Thompson was born March 27th, 1932 in Limestone County on an Easter Sunday. He graduated from La Vega High School 1950. He enrolled at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and served as an officer in the Ross Volunteers. In 1954, he graduated from Texas A&M receiving a degree in Dairy Science. He married Edna Tepe in June 1954. He served in the U. S. Army for 2 years returning to start his Dairy Business. In 1985, Eddie started ranching and retired in 2006. Eddie served his community in many capacities including local and state agriculture and civic affairs.

Eddie is survived by his wife of 64 years, Edna Thompson; son Jeffery Thompson of Waco and wife Keri Lee; daughter Kerri Coleman and husband Malcolm of Houston; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Annie Lee Thompson. He was a loving husband, dad, and grandfather. He loved life and touched all those that he met.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Austin Avenue Methodist Church 1300 Austin Avenue, Waco Texas 76710; Texas A&M Corps of Cadets - Ross Volunteer Association, 1134 Finfeather Road, Bryan, Texas 77803 or St. Jude Children Research Hospital P.O. Box 50 Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9929.

Honorary Pallbearers: Grandchildren and many lifelong friends.

The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our “Tribute Wall” at

Thursday, 10:00 AM
Austin Avenue Methodist Church
1300 Austin , Waco, TX 76701

Burial will be private

Thursday, 11:00 AM
Austin Avenue Methodist Church
1300 Austin , Waco, TX 76701

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