Claude Thompson, 94, of Orange, died Saturday, July 27, at his home. Friends are invited to join the family for a graveside service to be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Thompson’s nephew, Craig Chitty.

Pallbearers will be Marcus Thompson, Michael Thompson, Darin Landry, Jason McDonald, Chad Barbre, and Craig Chitty.

The family will receive friends for visitation at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born on May 27, 1919, in DeRidder, LA., Mr. Thompson was a former resident of Bridge City. He worked at DuPont Sabine River Works where he was a heavy equipment operator for Blount Bros. Construction, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his first wife, and mother of his children, Velma Moses Thompson; second wife, Connie Thompson, and his son-in-law, Charles Landry.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Cornel and Frances Thompson; and daughter, Linda Landry, all of Orange; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Ann and Troy Chitty; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Nancy Thompson, and brother, Rusty Thompson, all of DeRidder.


He is also survived by his grandchildren, Shelley Landry of Houston, Darin Landry and his wife, Nicki, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Marcus Thompson and his wife, Jessie, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Michael Thompson of Beaumont, Nikki McDonald and her husband, Jason of Katy, Chad Barbre and his wife, Chelsea, of League City; and seven great-grandchildren.


The family wishes to express their grateful appreciation to River City Hospice, Pros Home Health Care and Sheri Huckaby for the care given to Mr. Thompson.