Mack Carlton Thompson, Okemah, died Nov. 21, 2023 in Tulsa at the age of 85. He was born Nov. 1, 1937 in Beggs to Virdie V. “Curly” Thompson and Marcell Nola (Osterhout) Thompson.
Mack was a lifelong resident of Okemah. He graduated from Okemah High School in 1955, as vice president, and later went on to play football for East Central University of Ada. He and Jo Frances Birdwell were married Nov. 21, 1956 in Okemah. Mack went to work for Landers Well Service and Mustang Fuel before working as Postmaster for the Okemah Post Office for nearly 30 years. He was a member of the Okemah Church of Christ and served with the Oklahoma National Guard for 9 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, Jim Thompson, Anna Thornbrue, Mary Watkins and Sara Lewis and one granddaughter, Carly Thompson.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Frances Thompson of the home; son, Todd Thompson and wife Patty of Okemah; daughter, Kim Green and husband Billy of Henryetta; six grandchildren: Leslie Jones and husband Casey of Henryetta, Kent Green and wife Denae of Kellyville, Luke Thompson and wife Karli of Stillwater, Lance Thompson of Okemah, Corby Ray and Laney of Stillwater and Dylan Page of Tulsa; 12 great-grandchildren: Ryan, Bentlee, Traber, Harleigh, Corah, Greenlie, Easton, Briar, Ruger, Lincoln Mac, Johnny and Kennedy Jo.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Leslie and Casey Jones, Kent Green, Luke Thompson, Lance Thompson and Corby Ray.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the Okemah Church of Christ. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Billy Green.