William Dwain Thompson, 69, of Huntsville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.
He was born Tuesday, June 17, 1952, in Huntsville to Alfred and Loretta Snow Thompson.
Dwain married Kathy Reynolds on Friday, Nov. 7, 1975 in Springdale. They celebrated 46 wonderful years with each other, and together were parents to one daughter, Courtney Leigh Ledbetter.
Dwain was born in Huntsville, Ark., and grew up on his family farm. Alongside his father and brother, he was a full-time logger and farmer. Since the passing of his father, Dwain and his brother Kenny, and nephew Shelby, continued the family business of logging and keeping the farm alive. Dwain enjoyed tending to his cattle and sheep.
He was an amazing father, and, as a little girl, Leigh went with him everywhere he went. As she grew up, basketball became their bond. Dwain made sure Leigh knew there was nothing she could not accomplish or achieve. His love for his family grew with the birth of his granddaughters, Laken and Allie. They were two of his greatest joys. Over the last couple of years, they were able to spend a lot more time with their “Papa”, checking cattle, and bottle feeding both lambs and calves. They might have also enjoyed a few milkshakes together as well.
Dwain was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bonnie and OD Reynolds; and stepmother-in-law, Judy Reynolds.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Thompson, of the home; his daughter and son-in-law, Leigh and Trent Ledbetter of Huntsville; two granddaughters, Laken Catherine Ledbetter and Allie Mae Ledbetter, both of Huntsville; his brother and sister-in-law, Kenny and Teresa Thompson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tony and Katie Reynolds; all of Huntsville. He is also survived by nephews and nieces, Shelby and Julie Thompson, Trisha and Shaun Bolinger, Justin Fox and Laura, Mallory and DJ Dallari, and Codee and Rachel Reynolds; six great-nephews, and three great-nieces.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m., Oct. 27, 2021, in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home, JL Thompson officiated.
Pallbearers were Trent Ledbetter, Shelby Thompson, Oakley Thompson, Shaun Bolinger, Brady Bolinger, Dylan Bolinger, Bill McMillian and Van Jones.
Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Thompson, Bob Rowe, Jim Taylor, Larry Young and Greg Taylor.
Interment immediately followed services at Alabam Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dwain’s name may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Playground Fund, P.O. Box 1019, Huntsville, AR 72740.
Services were entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.