Walter A. Thomasson was born in Ballinger, Texas on May 4, 4 1927 the son of Pete Leslie Thomasson and Jewel Whiddon Thomasson, and died on August 18, 2021 at the age of 94 years, 3 months, 14 days. W.A. grew up on his parent’s dairy farm and graduated from Ballinger High School in 1944. He resided in Ballinger until 1956 when he was employed by EI Paso Natural Gas. While working for EI Paso Natural Gas, he became a right of way agent, a job he loved. He was successful and became the President of the International Right of Way Association in 1983-84. After retirement he formed his own Right of Way consulting firm and continued working until 2010. During his working life he worked all over the United States and was recognized as one of the best right of way agents in the nation.
W. A. is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty Thomasson and by his children; Brenda Sue and Bob Dusenbery of Aztec, NM; Patricia A. and Jack Willis of Midland, Texas; Debbye and Todd Averett of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter-in- law Evelyn Thomasson of Salt Lake City, Utah; stepdaughter Dana Simmons of Nampa, Idaho; stepson Randall and Shannon Simmons of Fredricksberg, Virginia; stepdaughter Rhonda and Gary Nagel of Eagle, Idaho.
Grandchildren: Jimmy (AnnaMarie) Dusenbery; Kenton (Becci) Dusenbery; Kim (Myra) Willis; Tony (Shannon) Willis; Brandon Edwards; Bryan (Celisse) Edwards; Amanda (Nick) Jarrett; Anthony (Natalie) Thomasson; Zane (Brittnay) Simmons; Cody Simmons; Chandler Simmons and Chace Simmons.
14 great-grandchildren and countless Nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete Leslie and Jewel Thomasson; son Waiter Anthony (Tony) Thomasson; Brothers, Leslie Thomasson, Jimmy Thomasson, Bob Thomasson and sisters Nelsene Hamilton and Katrine Hamilton.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, August 23, 2021 at Ten Mile Christian Church in Meridian, Idaho. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date.
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