West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Freddie Lee Thompson was born on June 18, 1939 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, the son of Vernie and Daisy Woten Thompson, and departed this life on November 25, 2020 at Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 81.

He was united in marriage to Betty L. Rogers on  July 15, 1961 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

Freddie is survived by his wife Betty L. Thompson of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two children, Michael W. Thompson and his wife, Janey of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Lesa A. Webb and her husband, Jeff of Mountain Home, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Jon Thompson and his wife, Lindsay and Saren Demaree and her husband, Derek; four great grandchildren, Xander Thompson, Cruz Thompson, Dallis Demaree and Declyn Demaree; other relatives; and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernie and Daisy Thompson; and one brother, Kenneth Thompson.

Freddie attended Mammoth Spring High School. He graduated with the class of 1957.

He was a master carpenter, building many homes in the Thayer-Mammoth Spring area.  The buildings will remain a part of his legacy.

Freddie was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

He was an avid fisherman on area streams.  He was always in competition with his son-in-law Jeff to see who was most successful in number and size of fish they caught.

Freddie loved the outdoors.  He always had a dog who would be with him in the outdoors and riding in the back of his truck.

Most of all, he loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He enjoyed spending time with them and supporting them in all their activities.

Freddie will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services for Freddie Lee Thompson will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until service time on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.

Burial will be on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Charlie & Charlotte Hurtt
    November 26, 2020 @ 10:11 am

    Betty, Mike & Lisa and families…we are so saddened to hear of Freddie’s passing. He was a good man and well respected in the communities of Mammoth Spring and Thayer. There are many tributes to his carpentry skills all around in the many homes he and his crew constructed; he will be missed by many. Our sympathy to all of you.


  2. Peggy Earls
    November 26, 2020 @ 1:35 pm

    So sorry to hear of Freddie passing prayers for the family and the days ahead for them


  3. Connie Mitchell (Pendarvis)
    November 26, 2020 @ 7:57 pm

    Lesa, Mike and Betty I am so sorry for your loss he was a good man, will be missed by many…


  4. Hasseltine Goetting Coats
    November 27, 2020 @ 2:04 pm

    I am so sad to lose another beloved classmate. He was truly a good and talented man. You have my sympathy and prayers for you to be comforted by having been blessed to have had Freddie.


  5. Randy May
    November 27, 2020 @ 2:51 pm

    Freddie Thompson built my house and a harder worker and a more honest man would very hard to find. Freddie was such a skilled and talented carpenter, always putting his all into every job that he tackled. I never heard anyone say anything bad about Freddie, he was a good man and he will be missed. RIP Freddie!


  6. Lesa Webb
    November 28, 2020 @ 12:02 am

    I would like to express my thanks to God that my dad is finally at peace and is at this moment healing in heaven. We miss him so much already; but I know that he is close by, keeping a watchful eye on my mom.

    I want to express the heartfelt thanks of our family to the doctors and nurses on the Med-Surgical floor at OMC in West Plains. These people went above and beyond to make Dad comfortable in his final days, and treated our family so kindly during this time.

    Thank you to everyone who has reached out. My dad was a special man. I’m glad you got the chance to know him also.


  7. Sara Holland
    December 2, 2020 @ 2:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss Lesa. Your DDS family is thinking of you and the rest of your family during this difficult time and wishing you strength and peace.


  8. Debbie Cumnock-Arbuckle
    December 2, 2020 @ 3:09 pm

    So sorry, Lesa. Sending love & prayers to you & your family.


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