Published 9:28 am Friday, November 21, 2014
Oscar Lee Thompson was the third child born to Rita Tate on Oct. 14, 1954, in Angie.
Oscar confessed to his faith in Christ at an early age and was baptized by the late Rev. Dr. Lynnwood Bolton. He later completed his high school education at Varnado High School in Varnado.
As a young man, Oscar exemplified a strong work ethic. He took pride in his work, and it had to be done to perfection. During his high school years, he worked part time cleaning the school and was hired as a custodian when he graduated, and there he remained until his health forced him to retire.
Oscar Lee Thompson confessed his faith in Christ at an early age and was baptized under the leadership of the Rev. Lenwood Bolton. As an adult he did not attend church at Greater Center Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Sidney Jones.
Oscar leaves to cherish his memories his beloved mother, Rita Tate of Angie; one brother, James Earl Ploughman of Angie; one aunt, Mary P. Wicker, Chicago; one adopted aunt, Mary J. Wicker of Bogalusa; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Thompson; his sister, Sarah Ann; his stepfather, Eugene Tate; three aunts, Susie Roberts, Sofia Peters and Deane Rayford; and three uncles, John Lee, Henry and Lawyer Ploughman.
Visitation was held on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, from 2 until 6 p.m., with a family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.
The funeral service was Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, with the Rev. Leroy Henry III officiating. Interment followed at Robinson Cemetery.