Marshall Fred Thompson, Jr., 77, of Lake Village, formerly of Crossett, died on November 6, 2018, surrounded by family.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, studied forestry at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and was a retired railroad engineer. While working on the railroad, Mr. Thompson was an AD&N track supervisor, a brakeman, and a local engineer.

He was born on August 23, 1941, at Crossett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall Fred Thompson and Annabelle White Thompson, and his wife, Nancy Thompson.

Survivors are two brothers, Larry W. Thompson of Crossett and Dennis L.(Ellen) Thompson of Hensley; children, Debbie (Bruce) Sharp of Crossett, Shelly (Jim) Diestel of Fort Worth, Texas, Vicki Dougan of Sarasota, Cindy Knight of Hamburg, Donna (Ronnie) Anderson of Paron, Lisa (Bruce) Brown of Monticello, Jimmy Clay (Beth) Knight of Sheridan; twenty-six grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Mr. Thompson’s life will be held on November 10 at 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Cemetery in Crossett.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.