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Jerry Clyde Thompson, 78, of Saltillo

Graveside service for Jerry Clyde Thompson, age 78, of Saltillo, TX will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Matinburg Cemetery, in Pine, TX. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Mr. Thompson passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, TX.

Jerry Thompson was born on May 14, 1939 in Pittsburg, TX, the son of Evan Clyde and Emma Oleta (Garvin) Thompson. He married Connie Joyce Heflin in Mesquite, TX in June of 1959. Jerry was of the Baptist faith and a retired Captain in the US Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Jerry Alan Thompson and wife Louanna, and James Aubrey Thompson and wife Kimberly; grandchildren, Christopher Alan Thompson, James Evan Thompson, and Colby Taylor Thompson; brother Doug Thompson; and sister Evelyn Williams.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bennie Thompson and Jimmy Thompson; and sisters, Mary Thompson and Leta Jewel Thompson.

Donations can be made in Jerry’s honor to American Heart Association mailed to 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231.

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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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