HENDERSONVILLE-Robert "Clint" Thompson died peacefully at Carolina Village Health Care Center on October 29, 2013. His wife Shirley predeceased him in May, 2011 after 67 years of marriage. He is survived by two sons and their families: Dr Jeffrey C Thompson and his wife Nancy and their son, Adam, of Edmonds, Washington, and by son Kenneth Thompson, his wife Jayne and their two children, Ashley and Brandon of San Antonio, Texas.
Clint was born in Watertown , Ma in 1917. He graduated with honors from Amherst College (1939) and from Boston University Law School (1942).
Following discharge from service in 1946, he practiced law in Boston before joining the JCPenney Company. He retired from Penney in 1977 as a Senior Marketing Executive. During his business career he served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Board of The Audit Bureau of Circulations. In 1977 he was named "Media Executive of the Year" by Media Magazine.
The family moved to Etowah in 1979 and to Carolina Village in l998. He was an incorporator and founding director of the Henderson County Community Foundation. He served Carolina Village 15 years as a board member and as Board President for two years.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church and the Hendersonville Country Club.
A Memorial Service will be held at Carolina Village on Friday, November 1 at 3:30pm in the Village Hall. Clint's friends are most welcome to attend and will be officiated by the Reverend Richard Weidler.
Shuler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Carolina Village Assisted Living Support Fund or to the donor's selected charity.
Shuler Funeral Home
125 Orr's Camp Rd Hendersonville, NC 28792
Published in The Times-News on Nov. 1, 2013