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Nathaniel Thompson

Nathaniel (Nate) Armstrong Thompson, Jr., 78, former Okmulgee resident and a resident of Wagoner, died Friday, July 10, 2009 at the Veteranís Medical Center in Muskogee.  He was 78 years of age.  Nate was born on February 21, 1931 in Okmulgee to Nathaniel Armstrong Thompson, Sr. and Nettie Mayes (Harrell) Thompson.  He attended school at Oakdale and Wilson and joined the U.S. Army, where he served in the Korean War. He was a recipient of both Silver and Bronze Star Metals.  After returning to Okmulgee he worked for Ball Brothers Glass Company, and was sent to open several new glass plants in foreign countries.  He enjoyed fishing, traveling, gardening and raising cattle.  Nate was a member of the VFW Post 1189 in Okmulgee and was a former Commanding Officer.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Richard, Tommy, and Dewey Thompson and sisters, Wanda June Thompson, Pearl Evans and Mary Jane Pittman.  Survivors include his sister, Wilma Jean Swearingin and husband Jerry of Wagoner and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  He was loved by his family so much and they loved him.  He will be missed by his many friends he grew up with and his friends at the VFW in Okmulgee.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Okmulgee.  Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.