Hammon Dale Thompson

Hammon Dale Thompson, Sr., 84, died on Aug. 31, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, after a short illness. All of his children and remaining brother were at his side when he passed. Dale will be remembered by his many friends, which was anyone he ever met.

Services are scheduled at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with visitation on Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm, and service Wednesday morning, Sept. 5 at 10:00 am. Officiating will be Dr. Bob Webb of Trinity Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange with Military Honors.

Dale was born in Idalou, Tx, on Aug. 27, 1928 to Hamman Watson Thompson and Ruby Isabelle Isom. Dale moved to Orange, with his family in 1942. He graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in 1946. After school, he worked at American Bridge as a Boilermaker and still holds his card. When E.I. duPont opened at Sabine River Works, Dale began as a process operator and worked there approximately 33 years.

After a short while at DuPont, he was drafted by the Marine Corps and served two-years active duty in the Korean Conflict and four-years in the reserves. He always said there were no ex-Marines, only former ones.

He married Jacqueline “Jackie” Stephens in 1950 and had two boys; Hammon Dale, Jr. and Stephen Wayne and one “Precious Darling” Cynthia Ann (Cyndi). Dale was very active in both the Cub and Boy Scouts and took pride in every child he mentored. Several Eagle Scouts were awarded under his leadership, including many prominent local leaders.

Dale was a Little League coach and board member, member of the American Legion and a former member of the First Baptist Church. Dale was a charter member of the Trinity Baptist Church. Later in his life, Dale went into the car business, which was one of his many passions.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Jack and his brother-in-law Robert Frensley.

Dale is survived by his two sons, Hammon Dale and wife Glenda, Stephen Wayne and wife Cynthia; and his daughter Cyndi and husband Jack Tindel, Jr.

Also surviving are his brother Fred Thompson and wife Darleen, sister-in-law Darlene Thompson and sister-in-law Gerry Frensley; five grandchildren, Wesley Dale, Lacy, Kimberly, Taylor, Jack III, and many nieces and nephews.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Jack Tindel III, Taylor Thompson, Wesley Dale Thompson, Ricky Dale Thompson, Tommy Lee Thompson, Bennie Bates, Kelley Winsor, and Shannon Scott.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Trinity Baptist Church at P.O. Box 67, Orange, Tx. 77631.