Vanes Dupree Thompson
August 15, 1961  -  October 14, 2017

Vanes Dupree Thompson

Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Graveside Service
Hawley Cemetery
Hawley, TX  79525
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Hawley Cemetery
HWY 277
Hawley, TX  79525
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Vanes Dupree Thompson, 56 of Hawley passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A graveside service will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in the Hawley Cemetery.

Van was born in Abilene, Texas on August 15, 1961 to Angelo June Thompson Jr. and Patti Jo Dupree. Van was a Hawley High School graduate and married his Jr. High School sweetheart, Regina Leuthauser Thompson in August of 2004. He was a long time employee of the Hawley water department before changing careers to become a truck driver. In addition to spending time with his family, Van enjoyed hunting, shooting guns and hanging out with his dog, Tank. He was a member of the Texas Roadrunners Car Club and enjoyed working on his hot rods with his son in law, Wesley.

He was preceded in death by his father, Angelo Thompson, his mother, Patti Davis; his maternal grandparents; his paternal grandparents; and his grandson, Hayden Strickland.

Van is survived by his loving wife, Reigina Leuthauser Thompson; children, Mindy and her husband Wesley, Brandon and his wife Anna, Kim and her husband Robert, Trey and his wife Carrie, and Vanesa; one sister, Angela Young; Grumps to 13 grandkids, J.T, Krista, Chevy, Dilyne, Roper, Kairi, Logan, Dakota, Tyler, Ashton, Emma, Ethan, Sydney, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

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  1. PW
    , TX

    May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about your loved one and bring your dear one back again.” John 5:28, 29. This is a promise from Jehovah God whose word does not return to him without results. Isaiah 55:11..

  2. James Wenink
    Abilene, TX

    Brother your gonna be missed for sure. Even though your gone you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend.

  3. Ken Buckrucker
    Abilene, TX

    Rest In Peace my friend

  4. Rex &Tammy Odom
    avoca, TX

    He was good man and enjoyed working with him

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