Celebration of Hank Thompson's life planned
Monday, November 12, 2007
– A celebration of Hank Thompson's life will be held on Nov. 14 st Billy Bob's Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Ft Worth, Texas, beginning at 2 p.m.
The country music singer died Nov. 6 at 82.
His family requested that, in lieu of flowers, a donation in Hank's name be made to The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum, 1701 Bridge St, Brady, TX 76825.
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