THOMPSON, Elwood Otis, Sr., 99, of Tampa, passed away on Nov. 13, 2013 at his home peacefully in his sleep. He was raised in Texarkana, TX. Having served his country in WWII, Korea, and other conflicts. Elwood retired from both US Army & Air Force WO, W1 with 35 yrs. active duty. He is preceeded in death by his granddaughter, Teresa Wolfe; brother, Truitt; & sister, Martha Catherine. He is survived by his daughters, Edith, Maritza; sons, JR & Kenneth; granddaughters, Megan, Kelsey & Nina along with other loving family. Elwood will be laid to rest at FL Nat. Cemetery with full military honors in Bushnell as a hero to many. "Poppy you are forever in our hearts".
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Published in TBO.com on Nov. 16, 2013