Funeral for former Abilene state representative scheduled for Saturday


ABILENE, Texas - A former professor emeritus at Abilene Christian University and state representative for Abilene has passed away.

Rep. Gary Thompson, 80, died last week and his funeral is scheduled for Saturday, according to Cook-Waldon Funeral Home in Austin.

The visitation will go from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thompson will be buried at 4 p.m. at the Texas State Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Nancy Thompson Memorial Library of Abilene Christian Schools, according to the librarian.