Homer Thompson

Homer ThompsonMay 18, 1938 – Dec. 6, 2014

Homer, Thompson, age 76, of Greybull, Wyo., passed on to his reward Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Billings, Mont. Homer was born May 18, 1938, in Cleveland, Tenn., the son of Elmer and Mildred (Buckner) Thompson.

He was married to the love of his life, Dena Rae Decker, Oct. 2, 1955, and from this union was born two children: Mitchell Grant Thompson and Sherri Jo Thompson.

Homer moved his family to Greybull, Wyo., in September 1975 and was later blessed with two grandsons, Carl Dean and Robert Cole Emmett. In 2010, Carl Dean Emmett and Nathalie VanGrinsven were united in marriage and from this union were added 2 ½-year-old Amelia Rose Emmett and 3-week-old Henry Cole Emmett.

He served his country in the United States Navy for three years. Homer’s livelihood included building contractor, dock foreman for Roadway Express, project engineer for Colony Communication, motel owner, and bus driver for Greybull Schools for 20+ years.

Homer had a love for Greybull and a sincere desire to help wherever possible resulting in his community service of over 24 years. He served as city council member and mayor of Greybull, as school board member, and chamber director, and on various committees.

Homer was a member of the First Baptist Church in Basin for a number of years and from this received great fellowship and love.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Dena Rae Thompson; his daughter, Sherri Emmett and husband, Robert; grandson, Carl Dean Emmett and wife, Nathalie; and his great-grandchildren, Amelia and Henry.

Homer is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mildred; his son, Mitchell; his grandson, Robert Cole; three sisters; and one brother.

A viewing is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Atwood Family Chapel in Basin, Wyo.

The funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Basin, Wyo., on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Kent Dempsey as officiant. Interment will follow at the Donald J. Ruhl Memorial Cemetery in Greybull. Following the interment service, a luncheon for family and friends will be held at the First Baptist Church gymnasium in Basin.

A memorial fund has been established at Big Horn Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 471, Greybull, WY 82426 with proceeds going to Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center in Cody, Wyo.

Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc., assisted the family with arrangements.