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L.D. Thetford

October 6, 1922 — April 29, 2017

L.D. Thetford

L.D. Thetford, 94, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Wichita Falls.  Funeral service is scheduled Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Cottonwood Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.


L.D. was born October 6, 1922 in Jack County to the late William A. Thetford and Lona Lynn Thetford.  L.D. was a Veteran of the United States Army in the 552nd Anti-Aircraft and 78th Division where he served in World War II and fought in the Battle of Remagen Bridge, Battle of the Bulge, Battle of the Black Forest, Battle Argonne Forest, and Omaha Beach. He married Verna Coley, December 31, 1954 in Bryson.  L.D. was a self-employed building contractor in Graham for many years and a rancher and stock farmer.


Survivors include; wife, Verna Thetford of Graham; son, Larry Thetford and wife Linda of Graham; two grandchildren, Dr. Melissa Rouquette and husband, Dr. Toby and Scott Thetford and wife, Kristi; two great grandchildren, Cullen Rouquette and Karsyn Thetford; brother, Lynn Thetford and wife Charlene of Mineral Wells; sister-in-law, Mary Thetford of Houston.


L.D. was preceded in death by four sisters, Ilah, Cleo,Evelyn and Margaret and three brothers, Clayton, Doyle, and Donald.


The family will be at the funeral home Friday from 10:00 a.m. till service time.

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