Wilburn Thompson

Wilburn Thompson Jr.

Wednesday March 10, 1954 - Thursday September 5, 2019
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Duncan: Wilburn Thompson Jr., passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Duncan, at the age of 65.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the First Baptist Church, with Dr. Joe Ligon and Pastor Simmon Harjo officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow. A Prayer Service is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Marlow. Family Visitation will be Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Marlow.

Junior was born Wednesday, March 10, 1954 in Lawton, OK, to Wilburn Sr.and Elizabeth (York) Thompson. He had lived in the Duncan area for more than 42 years and had graduated from Marlow High School. He attend college at Haskell Junior College and East Central College. Junior married the love of his life, Dianna Shannon in Marlow on September 20, 1971. They had been married for 47 wonderful years before his passing. Junior was an active member in the community with the youth. He coached youth football, baseball, wrestling, and track for more than 20 years. Junior also enjoyed umpiring and chief for little league baseball for more than 15 years. He also was active with the OSSAA football and wrestling official for more than 40 years. Although Junior enjoyed mentoring young athletes; his most prized time was spent with his grandchildren that he loved and adored. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marlow.

Survivors include, wife, Dianna Thompson of the home, 3 sons, Wilburn "Willie" Thompson, III and wife Amanda of Dallas, TX, Cody Lynn Thompson and wife Amber of Tuttle, Todd Nichloas Thompson of Marlow, 6 grandchildren, Isabella Kadin Thompson, Hannah Elizabeth Thompson, Arawyn Grace Thompson, Cody "Reed" Thompson, Wilburn "Nash" Thompson, IV, Gabrielle "Quinn" Thompson, 3 brothers, Elmer Lee Thompson of Gladwater, TX, Donnie Thompson and wife Marcella of Duncan, Ronnie Thompson and wife Kathy of Marlow, 4 sisters, Lucielle Harjo and husband Wayne of Okemah, Tiwanna England and husband Gary of Duncan, Jeannie Dilbeck and husband Chris of Duncan, Sallie Lakey and husband Mont of Marlow. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Margaret Shannon, a sister-in-law, Vickie Stewart, and a brother-in-law, Donald Shannon, Jr.

Junior was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Annabell Stiger, and a brother-in-law, Darrel Shannon.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Cancer Center of Southwest Oklahoma in Junior's Honor.

Pallbearers will be: Steve Mixon, Larry Wortham, Mike Harper, Mike Lightner, John Rich, and Coach Carl Melson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: the members of Junior's Football Officiating Crew.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday September 10, 2019 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Tuesday September 10, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home
    415 W. Main, PO Box 349
    Marlow, OK 73055
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  • Service

    Wednesday September 11, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church
    213 North Broadway
    Marlow, OK 73055
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    Dr. Joe Ligon
  • Interment

    Marlow Cemetery
    905 North Ash
    Marlow, Oklahoma
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Judi Pfeifer

Posted at 04:35pm
I just heard about your loss ..I'm so sorry to hear about Jr. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family ..

The Potts family

Posted at 04:08pm
You guys are in our prayers.
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OKWA Board

Posted at 07:38am
Our deepest condolences and prayers for the family. Jr. was always loved by the kids, parents, and coaches in the wrestling community.
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Jonathan Davenport & Family

Posted at 05:25pm
Wrapping the Thompson family in loving arms of prayer and solace during this time. Praying for comfort and love for you all!
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World of Wrestling.........The Rollers

Posted at 12:30pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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