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Albert Maurice Thompson

Aug. 21, 1938 - Jan. 9, 2020

Albert Maurice Thompson, 81, of Eufaula, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at his home. Albert was born on Aug. 21, 1938, in Edmond, Oklahoma the son of Henry and Adelia Thompson. He graduated from Edmond High School.

Albert owned and operated Thompson Tile and Marble of Edmond and later owned Artistic Tile & Marble of Guthrie for over 25 years. He was a master tile man and was a member of the National Contractor Tile Association, where he received the Tile Man of the Year Award.

On March 1, 1996, Albert married Joann Bates at the Quail Springs Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. They were happily married for 23 years.

Albert enjoyed playing guitar, helping people and singing at the Plumb Theater.

He is survived by: his wife, Mary Joann, of the home; his sons, Jim Bates of Washington, Okla. and Chris Thompson of Mo.; his daughters, Karra Sparks of Benton-ville, Ark. and Rachel Thompson; his grandchildren, Ashley Deskin, Kynsey Bates, Shelby Bates, Luke Barton, Noah Sparks, Cole Thompson, Christopher Thompson, Jesse Thompson, Taylor Thompson, Noah Thompson and Dallas Thompson; his great-grandchildren, Delayney Deskin, Dallas Deskin and Henry Ford Thompson.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings.

A funeral service was held 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Kelley Memorial Chapel with Minister Curtis Harts-horn, Jim Bates and Luke Barton officiating.

Burial followed at the Oakland Cemetery in Poteau.

Services were under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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