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December 6, 1926 - June 9, 2017
Lee Roy Thompson, 90, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at his daughter’s home in Excelsior Springs.
Visitation will be Monday, June 12, 2017, from 1-2 pm at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs, 5951 MO-10, Excelsior Springs, MO. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Lee was born December 6, 1926, in Polo, Missouri. He is the son of the late Albert Oliver and the late Anna Bessie (Lockamy) Thompson. He married Hazel Elizabeth Callaway on June 9, 1951, at Lawton, Oklahoma, to whom he was married 61 years until her death in 2012.
When he was younger, Lee enjoyed boxing and gardening. He always had a love of nature and enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing, bird and deer watching, and spending time in the outdoors, especially at Watkins Mill Park. His favorite season was Summer, particularly if he got to spend that time with his family, grandkids, and great-grandchildren. Lee was soft-hearted and always doing things for others.
He was a Christian, a union member, and a member of the American Legion. He served in the United States Army in the 5th Army Infantry during which time he was stationed in Germany.
He is survived by six daughters: Linda Dunkle, Christa Walker, Valerie King, Alison (Tony) Woods, Sheila Thompson, and Jamie (Raymond) Crawford, all of Excelsior Springs, MO, nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Hazel, Lee was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Mindy Lee Walker, and great-grandsons, Garrett Ryan Gerlock, and Blaze Wesley King.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter, 3846W 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208.