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Roger Scott Thompson went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the age of 54. He passed peacefully at Hospice of East Texas after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Born November 19, 1962, Roger chose 'to serve and protect' as his life's work. He spent seventeen years with Texas Department of Criminal Justice before moving to Baton Rouge to pursue his dream in law enforcement. Roger became an officer with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's department, serving on the front lines for nineteen years in many capacities. As an active fifteen-year member of the Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club, he worked to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. He loved to fish, ride motorcycles and spend time with his family.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Larry E. and Marian Kiser Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Lisa (Elise) Thompson, and was blessed with four children: Christopher Thompson, David Shawn Avants, Brandie Hornback and husband Darren, and Tabitha Whiteside and husband Michael. He had six grandchildren: Chance Gabbard, Pvt. Caitlyn Gabbard - US Army, Shelby Sheffield and husband Drew, Colten Avants, Kayleigh Hornback, Witten Hornback and one great-grandchild, Maddi May Sheffield, all of the East Texas area.
He is also survived by his sister, Tracy Bryant and husband Michael of Baker, LA, his brother Rex (Mickey) Thompson and wife Sheila of Bossier City, LA, brother-in-law Bill Smith and his wife Karen, as well as his uncle, Bob Thompson and paternal grandmother Cordie Thompson of Mineola. He will be missed by many wonderful nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Also by his side were his loving aunts, Shirley McInnis of Tyler, and Virginia Cantrell and husband Jimmy of Bullard.
A memorial service for Roger will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Baker, located at 3213 Groom Road, Baker, LA. Visitation will be from 4 to 6pm with the service to follow.
Graveside services and inurnment will be held on April 15, 2017, at 11:00am at Chapel of the Air at Land of Memory Cemetery in Palestine with Brother Ed Gonzalez officiating. Visitation with the family will follow at the Museum of East Texas Culture at Reagan Park. Arrangements in Texas are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.
The family wishes to extend their thanks to the caring staff of Hospice of East Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club, 14122 Gemini Dr., Pride, LA 70770. Donations will be used to fund projects for children with cancer.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God."
Matthew 5:9
Published on March 31, 2017
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