Edwin Thompson of Norphlet passed away on May 18, 2023.
Edwin A. Thompson Jr. was born February 27, 1949, in El Dorado to Edwin A. Thompson and Annie Laura
Johnston Murphy who preceded him in this life.
Ed had a lot of nicknames such as Eddie, Ed Jr., Mr. Ed, Brother Ed, Brother-in-law, and his favorite, UNCLE ED. Those left to remember Ed are his brother David W. Murphy and wife Tina (boss lady and favorite sister- in-law) with their children Keelie Anders and husband Kevin and her daughter Addie Clark and son Kam Anders, Lacie Murphy and husband Gage Fairris, their son James Richard Gene Fairris (JR) and nephew Dakota Murphy (hunting buddy), all of Old Union.
Brother Stacy R. Dolden and wife Ronda with their children Blane (Alyssa), Drake, Hunter and Maci, Jessica and Blaine, and Clayton and Jessica and all El Dorado. Sister Penny Dolden Latham and husband Dusty and her sons Keith and Will Gardner of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Special cousin/sister Marilyn and her husband Randy McCullough of Argyle, Texas. Close friends Al and Amber Gray. Ronnie and Michelle Lang and a list too long to name all.
Raised in Norphlet and El Dorado all his life, Ed joined the army in September 1966 and after serving 15 months in Vietnam, Ed was honorable discharged in December 1969.
Ed then moved to Houston to live with his dad. He learned the parts business and stayed there 15 years before deciding to come back home to be close to his family. He then worked and managed Macs Auto Parts until its closure. Then, he worked at Teague Ford Lincoln as Parts Manager until his retirement in April 2014.
Ed enjoyed deer hunting as a hobby but enjoyed being outdoors and around his family and friends even
more. Burial will be on May 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m, with grave side services at Ernest Cemetery at Hampton/Tinsman under the direction of Perry’s Funeral Home.
Pallbearers: Stacy Dolden, Joel Dykes, Dusty Latham, Dakota Murphy, Blane Dolden, and Keith Gardner.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to UCAPS.