Hank Thompson - The King of Western Swing

The King of Western Swing


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Hank & Ann ThompsonHank Thompson Memorial TombstoneHank & Ann Thompson

Grave Site Locations


Waco Memorial
Section E, Lot #101
7537 South Interstate 35
Waco, Texas

Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery
Section COL-B, Lot #CT4-C59
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas

Hank & Ann ThompsonHank & Ann Thompson at the World War II Memorial in Washington DC

Memorial Celebration at Billy Bob's in Ft. Worth, November 14, 2007

Hank Thompson - Texas Trail of Fame - Ft. Worth Stockyards
Mel Tillis and the Statesiders at Hank's Memorial
Mel Tillis hugging Ann Thompson
Memorial Celebration for Hank Thompson at Billy Bob's
Memorial Celebration for Hank Thompson at Billy Bob's
Mel Tillis, Curly Corwin, Sally B. Wier and Sheila Curlee at Hank's Memorial
Hank Thompson's parentsHank Thompson with his parents

Henry William 'Hank' Thompson was born September 3, 1925 to mother Zexia Ilda Wells Thompson and father Jule Thomas Thompson in Waco Texas and died November 6, 2007 in Roanoke/Keller Texas of lung cancer, he was 82 years of age. Hank and I had stopped smoking in 1973 so we doubted if it contributed to his cancer. Hank had told me that he had a very blessed and wonderful life both personally and professionally and that he did not want his family, friends, and fans to mourn his death. He wanted his funeral to be a celebration of his life where everyone could enjoy themselves with country music, dancing, and being together. His celebration of life was held on November 14, 2007 at Billy Bob's Texas in Ft. Worth Texas known for being the largest honky tonk in the world. I know that he was in heaven smiling and enjoying the country music that he loved.

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