Billy Gene (Pistol) Thompson, 71, was born Feb, 20, 1949 in Heavener to Barbara (Burns) and Billie Thompson. He went to Heaven to meet his Lord and Savior Aug. 23, 2020.
Funeral services are Friday at 2 p.m. at the Forrester Baptist Church in Heavener, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa.
Surviving family members are his wife, Karen, of the home; daughter Carol Clark and husband Virgil of Heavener, Casey Thompson of Cameron and Carl Thompson of Tahlequah; additional children Jacob Tumbleson and wife Brittany of Hartman, Arkansas, Adrianne Gipson and husband Billy of Clarksville, Arkansas, Elisha Golden and husband Dylan of Clarksville, and Morgan Tumbleson of Russellville, Arkansas; four brothers Fred and wife Letha of Howe, Doyle and wife Sammie of Panama, Hal and wife Lucky of Van Buren, Arkansas. and,Hoyt of Hugo; one sister Janelle Arrowfeather and husband Rick of Poteau; 23 grandchildren Brandon, Becca, Jessica, Shelby, Doug, Virannaca, Brandi, Joshua, Dillon, Dalton, Faith, Daniel, Sydney, Austin, Justine, Lily, Mia, Tessla, Remi, Carli, Kadance, Belle and Madilyn; 18 great grandchildren McKinley, Chesley, Weston, Talon, Austin, Ty Dallas, Jace, Christian, Lane, Kamryn, Haydon, Harper, Haven, Krystian, Kaiden, Karlee and Kayden; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceeded in death by his grandparents Fred and Burbie Burns, William and Mary Thompson; his father, Billie Charles Thompson; and one granddaughter, Ashlee Clark.
He was a member of Forrester Baptist Church. Billy served in the U.S. Army from 1971-1975 with his specialty in Military Police. He has served as Chief of Police in Bokoshe, reserve police. He was a truck driver for many years, mostly with Jimmy Tucker Trucking. Billy is retired and a disabled veteran. He loved his country and was proud to have served. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. He would give anyone the shirt off his back. He was funny, ornery, and always had a smile. When he entered a room, it lit up.
He was a loving son, husband, brother and grandpa and his mother was his hero.
Visitation is Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Forrester Baptist Church.
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