Velia Ann Thompson, 71, of Poteau, OK passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Pocola, OK. Velia was born February 10, 1944 in Cameron, OK to Jimmy & Beulah (Goins) Shepherd. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Poteau. Velia was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Doris Creech.
Survivors include her husband, Junior of the home; sons & daughters in law, Bruce & Rayeleen Thompson, Bill & Sonya Thompson of Poteau, OK; grandchildren, Kacie Dawn and Trevor Joe; sister, Wanda McBee of Tulsa, OK; brothers & wives, Dewey & Teresa Shepherd of Monroe, OK, Don & Marie Shepherd of Pocola, OK, Wendell & Jaylene Shepherd of Howe, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; other relatives loved ones and friends.
Services will be 10 am, Monday, September 21, 2015 at Trinity Baptist Church, Poteau with Rev. LeRoy Billy & Rev. Phil McGehee officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau. Pallbearers will be Jimmy King, Mark Archey, Bob Thompson, Daron "Hoss" Harrison, Jim Daniel and Wendell Shepherd.