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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill.

Chief Aaron Gail Thompson passed away June 25, 2022, at the age of 75.

He was born on March 11, 1947 in Denton County, Precinct #2 to Bunion Ezell and Lena Bell (Toney) Thompson.

His father worked in the oil fields, while his mother took care of the home. After finishing school in Mexia, Aaron went on to graduate from Sam Houston State University with a degree in criminal science.

A sweet, unassuming man, Aaron was devoted to God and family. He was married to Ruth Anne Eberle, and was step-father to Frank A. Eberle,wife Carol, and Randal Lee Eberle, wife Amanda. He was always very helpful and giving, but had an ornery side as well. He was a member of Lone Star Cowboy Church in Mexia.

Aaron dedicated his life to helping others and his community, serving in many capacities over the years. He was the retired fire chief of Mexia, the retired fire marshal of Mexia, a police officer and reserve officer in Mexia, a training officer for the Lake Mexia Volunteer Fire Department and helped the American Red Cross with disaster relief.

In his free time, Aaron enjoyed collecting guns, knives and pens. He also liked computers and motorcycles and was a Fort Parker reenactor. He loved ice cream.

Aaron leaves behind his wife Ruth Anne Eberle; his step daughter-in-law Carol Eberle of Dayton; his stepson Randal Eberle and his wife Amanda, of Mexia; his step grandsons Marshall Eberle, Ace Eberle and Austin Eberle of Dayton; and his step granddaughter Courtney Eberle of Dayton.

He is reunited with his late wife Donna Thompson and his stepson Frank A. Eberle.

To honor Aaron’s life, his family held a visitation on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the Lone Star Cowboy Church. His Celebration of Life was July 1, also at the Lone Star Cowboy Church in Mexia with Pastor Shane Winters and Brother David Snow officiating. Interment will follow in Mexia City Cemetery.

Mexia News

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