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Charles Lee "Chuck" Thompson


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Charles Lee "Chuck" Thompson Obituary
Gloucester, Chuck Thompson, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019 in the care of his family and Walter Reed Convalescent Center. He was born May 25, 1928 in Hardin, Montana and his family later moved to Idaho. He is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years Agnes Thompson. Chuck served our country as an Army Veteran of World War II and Korea, and then assisted in Vietnam as a government civilian. Chuck retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1969. He received the World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, the Korean Service Medal with a Bronze Star, and the United Nations Service Medal in recognition of his service. As a government civilian, Chuck retired in 1984 from Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. Parents Hattie (Smith) and Halsey Thompson preceded him in death as well as his three younger brothers: Vernon, Lewis, Jerry (his wife Linda still living); his only son, Charles Thompson, Jr. who passed away in 1999, and a grandson Sky Thompson who passed away at 17 months old. He is survived by his wife Agnes and his granddaughter Jeannette James of Virginia Beach, her husband Paul and great grandchildren: Steven (serving in U.S. Marine Corps) and Josh (recently graduated from Old Dominion University). Upon moving to Gloucester in 1991, Chuck became active in his Church and the Gloucester community by joining the Knights of Columbus Council 9428, the American Legion Unit 75, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8252, and the Moose Lodge 886. As a volunteer, Chuck drove the Veterans Affairs van from the Hampton Medical Center to McGuire VA in Richmond, VA. A celebration of Chuck's life will be Wednesday January 16, 2019 at the Church of St. Therese. Father Jim Cowles will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. when the Funeral Mass begins. Following the Mass will be his inurnment in Windsor Gardens Mausoleum with military honors, and then a reception for family and friends at the Church following the ceremony. In our loved ones memory memorial contributions may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church, 6262 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061 or the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1417, Gloucester, VA 23061. Please visit our guest book www.hoggfh.com to share condolences and memories. Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 11, 2019
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