Lark Allen Thompson © Roberts and Son Funeral Home 08-2018 Submitted by: Glenn
March 4, 1943 - August 5, 2018
Lark Allen Thompson of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, in the Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Blackwell at the age of 75 years.
Lark Allen Thompson was born on March 4, 1943, in Harriman, Tennessee, to Lark Andrew and Minnie Elizabeth Thompson. He grew up in Tennessee and attended Brighton County High School. He later moved to Oklahoma where he attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College and received vocational training in welding. In 1965 he owned and operated a used furniture and second-hand store until 1975. In January of 1975 he married Wilma Williams Rutledge and the couple made their home in Ponca City until 1977 when they moved to Blackwell. While in Blackwell he worked for the Acme Foundry and Electron Corporation. He also worked as a painter for Certified Coatings of California before working in NOICA at Conoco in Ponca City. He retired in 1991 due to health issues. He enjoyed reading western novels, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by four stepsons, Tommy Rutledge of Tuttle, Marvin Rutledge of Bartlesville, Tim Rutledge of Blackwell and Patrick Rutledge of Wichita, Kansas; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a sister, Lela Young; and two brothers, Franklin and Monroe Thompson.
A graveside service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 9th in the Blackwell Cemetery with Chaplain Drew Drawbridge of Ross Hospice officiating.
A memorial has been established in his honor with Ross Hospice in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
3500 South Main Street
Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631
Wilma Joyce Williams Rutledge Thompson © Roberts and Son Funeral Home 08-2018 Submitted by: Glenn
© Roberts and Son Funeral Home
January 17, 1943 - April 9, 2015
Wilma Joyce Thompson of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died on April 9, 2015, at the Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Blackwell at the age of 72 years.
Wilma Joyce Thompson was born on January 17, 1943 in Purcell, Oklahoma, to Kenneth Ray and Bessie Lee (Raper) Williams. The family moved to Blackwell from Purcell in 1950. As a young girl she would ask her mother for old catalogs and take them and make paper dolls. She also loved to sew and made her own doll clothes. She attended Blackwell Public Schools and graduated from Blackwell High School in 1962. While in school she took two years of Latin and Spanish and won the Spanish award in Spanish I for having the highest grades. Following her education she married Robert A. Rutledge Jr. on January 29, 1963, and to this union they had four sons, Thomas, Marvin, Patrick, and Timothy. On January 30, 1975, she married Lark A. Thompson and they made their home in Ponca City until moving to Blackwell in 1977. She worked for the Blackwell Nursing Home and Hillcrest Manor for twenty four years retiring in 1995. She was a tomboy at heart and enjoyed playing sports. She also enjoyed crafts, quilting, listening to gospel music from the 50s and 60s, reading, spending time with her grandchildren and traveling to numerous historical sites. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Blackwell.
She is survived by her husband Lark A, Thompson of Blackwell; four sons, Thomas Rutledge of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Marvin Rutledge of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Patrick Rutledge of Wichita, Kansas, and Timothy Rutledge of Blackwell; eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren; three brothers, Johnny Williams of Blackwell, Carlos “Corky” Williams of Blackwell, and Daniel Williams of Blackwell; and two sisters, Glenda Rutter and Barbara Clark both Blackwell.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 15th in the Roberts and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herb Berkley of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.
Memorials have been established in her honor with Ross Hospice or The Diabetes Association in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.
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