was born in Okemah, Oklahoma, and grew up in Okmulgee. Born to Donald Edward and Marie Annette Thompson, he graduated from
Okmulgee High School in 1989 and from OSU Okmulgee in 1992 receiving an Associate degree in Manufacturing Technology. Gerald's journey into the funeral industry
began in 1991 when he took on the role of a Funeral Director's Assistant. His
primary role was as a Pre-Arrangement Counselor, where he provided
compassionate assistance to those navigating the complex process of funeral
preplanning. This early experience sparked a lifelong commitment to serving his
community and helping families during their most challenging times.
In 2022, Gerald took a significant step forward in his
career by enrolling in Mortuary School. He graduated with his diploma from the
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas in August 2023. This
formal education, coupled with his practical experience, equipped Gerald with
the knowledge and skills to excel in his chosen profession.
Throughout his career, Gerald is recognized for his
dedication, professionalism, and the deep empathy he extends to all he serves.
He is not just a funeral director; he has the desire to be a pillar of support
for grieving families, guiding them with kindness and understanding. His work is
not merely a job, but a calling.
Beyond his professional life, Gerald is a devoted
father to his two children Julia and Jake, and a doting grandfather to his
grandson Titus. His family is his pride and joy, and he cherishes every moment
spent with them.
Gerald is also an active member of the First Baptist
Church of Dewar, Oklahoma.