Breckenridge Texan

Doris J. Thompson

Doris J. Thompson
November 05
17:51 2020

Doris Jean Harris Thompson passed from this life to Glory on November 3, 2020. David Wilson Thompson and Doris Jean Harris met in the Breckenridge Junior High study hall when she was in the 8th grade and he was in the 9th. They both graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1951 and 1952 before marrying at age 19 and having many happy years after that.

Doris was a military wife for 28 years as David Wilson served as a US Air Force pilot. The couple retired in their hometown of Breckenridge, Texas, and were long time members of the First Presbyterian Church. They later relocated to San Angelo, Texas.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, CR and Carrie Lee Harris of Breckenridge; a brother, Billy Floyd of San Angelo; and a brother, Clyde Roy of Marble Falls.

Doris is survived by her husband, David Wilson; and four daughters, Jeanie George (Bill) of Springfield, Missouri, Linda Thompson of San Angelo, Patti Alderson of San Angelo, and Cindy McClary (Henry) of Rotonda West, Florida; 9 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will hold a private graveside ceremony at the Breckenridge Cemetery, under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home, with the Reverend Andrew Channer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Breckenridge and can be left at the funeral home office. Condolences can be made online at meltonkitchens.com.

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