Chuck Thompson was a larger-than-life man. In the several years when I lived in Patterson as a teenager, he did more good for his community than most people do in their lifetimes. I am glad that I got to visit with him a few years ago at the wedding of his granddaughter Janae. I will always remember his hearty laugh and keen sense of humor. My love and prayers are with Mrs. Thompson and all of the members of Chuck's family.