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Gilbert "Butch" Ralph Thompson

July 12, 1953 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 68)


Gilbert "Butch" Thompson, age 68, of 93 Hickory Dr., Sparta; passed away Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, NC.

Butch was born July 12th, 1953 in Rapid City, SD to the late Ralph Thompson and Serena Garreaux. He was Lakota Indian and a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in SD. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Barry Thompson; three sisters, Karry Moon, Rosaline Thompson and Gloria Thompson.

Survivors include two daughters: Tonya Thompson of Arizona, Nicole Thompson of Sparta; a son, Shane Thompson of SD; his companion, Luella Lane of Sparta; four grandchildren: Talia Beatty, Isiah Beatty, Natali Thompson, and Ellyanna Thompson; three great-grandchildren: Natalia Pluff, Jayceon Pluff, and Zeke Armour Beatty; a brother, Guy Thompson of SD; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends also survive.

A Memorial Service to honor the life of Butch will be announced at a later date.

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Memorial Service to be held at a later date.

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