Anthony Lee Thompson, 70, of Durant, OK, passed away from this life May 1, 2021 in Durant, OK. Anthony was born July 6, 1950, in Talihina, OK, he is the son of Robert H. Thompson, Sr. and Susie Mae (Polk) Thompson.
Anthony was a member of the Hampton Chapel Methodist Church in Spencerville. Anthony demonstrated cultural events at the Indian Art Festivals, he enjoyed being a vendor at the arts and crafts show, he loved being the historian of our Choctaw family tree; he was a goalie for the Championship Stickball Team named Beaver Dam, from Philadelphia, MS. He also enjoyed playing basketball, making Choctaw Stickball Sticks, and listening to Oldies music.
Anthony and Peggy Powell went to high school together at Sequoyah Indian High School, Tahlequah, OK, but were reunited May 12, 2020, when they fell in love. Anthony enjoyed spending time with his fiance' Peggy Powell and his family.
Anthony attended Northeastern A&M College his freshman year and then transferred to OSU graduating with his Bachelors Degree. He pursued his education and received his Master's Degree too. Our Mom was so proud of Anthony being the first of our family to achieve his Masters Degree. He was Mom's Pride and Joy! Anthony worked at the U.S. Dept. of Education, his title was Program Specialist in Washington, D.C. and he also worked as Assistant Principal at Choctaw Central High School in Philadelphia, MS. He then retired and moved back to OK.
Anthony is preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents, Hampton and Narcissa Thompson; maternal grandfather, Willis Cephus Polk; maternal grandparents Stephen and Annie Eva (Carney) Roberts; brothers, Harold Wayne Taylor, Robert H. Thompson, Jr., and Leroy Thompson; and sister, Diane Roberts.
His memory will be forever cherished to his fiance' Peggy Powell of the home, daughters, Malena Colby and husband, Darren, of Scottsdale, AZ, and Rochelle Bussey and husband, Will, of Santa Fe, NM; three grandsons, Cruz and Niko Colby of Scottsdale, AZ, and Liam Bussey of Santa Fe, NM; brother, Dean Thompson and wife Sue of Broken Bow; sisters Corliss Dwight and significant other David Jacob of Broken Bow, OK; Laverne Tiger and husband Jon of Eufaula, OK; Debbie Wolfmule of Wright City, OK; and Phyllis Williston of Oklahoma City, OK; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends Mack Jimmy of Mississippi, Delton Billy of Rattan, Lester Noah of Broken Bow, and Alicia and Tim Nevaquaya of Tulsa, OK.
Wake Service will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Brumley Funeral Home Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Brumley Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Wesley officiating. Burial will follow at Hampton Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in Spencerville.
Family’s request, masks are required at the wake service and funeral service.
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