August 22, 1952 - October 09, 2018
Bruce Leonard Thompson, Sr. was born on August 22, 1952 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Marie Thompson and was raised by Reverend Dr. Aaron J. Thompson, Sr. and Etta Evans Thompson. Bruce Departed this life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bruce joined the Greater Ebenezer B.C. at a young age. Bruce was united with Rose Caron Thompson on May 20, 1978. Three children were born during this union.
Bruce graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1970 after attending Wesley Ray High School in Angie, Louisiana from 1967 - 1969. Bruce was a three sport athlete and was a member of Bogalusa High School state championship team for the year of 1969-1970. Bruce also played basketball and ran track. He continued his football career at the University of Connecticut and played briefly professionally in the world football business and worked for the Pratt and Whitney Company in Boston, Massachusetts where he later retired.
Bruce leaves to cherish his life, three children, Lela T. (Shawn) Sandiford, Sr., Bruce Leonard Thompson, Jr. and Michael Thompson; seven grandchildren, Shawn Sandiford, Shawn Dalrymple, Alyssa Dalrymple, George Sandiford, Serenity Thompson, Ariyah Sandiford, and Ember Thompson; one aunt, Theresa (Normel) Keller; one uncle, James Thompson; six brothers, Clark Chaney, Rev. Ernest (Carol) Johnson, Rev. Aaron (Brenda) Thompson, Jr., Donald (Shirley) Thompson, Sr., Aundre Thompson, Sr., William Timothy (Veronda) Thompson; four sisters, Catherine Harris, Virgie (Jerome) Jackson, Wylette (Joe) Mosley, and Cathy T. Johnson.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Marie Thompson Dee, Etta Evans Thompson, and Rev. Dr. Aaron J. Thompson, Sr.; his grandparents, Rev. Samuel Thompson and Ethel Cunningham Thompson; two brothers, Danny Thompson and David Thompson; two sisters, Sharon Thompson and Ethel Bedford; four uncles, William H. Thompson, Charles Thompson, Sr., Woodrow Thompson, and Robert Thompson; three aunts, Cora Lee Thompson, Melissa Thompson Bedford, and Lessie Mae Thompson Keller.
Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Elder Christopher Matthews - Pastor Officiating, Rev. Aaron Thompson, Jr. - Eulogist. Interment - Bogalusa Cemetery.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa, LA are in charge of arrangements.