Victor Thompson
1959 - 2021
BORN
1959
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
James Funeral Home
10520 Arahova Drive
Huntersville, NC
Victor John Thompson, "Vic", 62, of Huntersville died November 19, 2021 at his home after a fourteen month battle with leukemia. Vic was born on July 14, 1959 to Victor Patrick Thompson and the late Magdalene Choplin Thompson, and was raised in Raleigh, NC.

Vic loved Jesus, and his faith dictated every aspect of his life. He worshiped regularly at Forest Hill Church and was previously a member of Lake Norman Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Huntersville. Vic served as an AWANA club leader, played guitar for children's choir and AWANA and sang in church choir. His booming bass voice is now praising Jesus in heaven.

Vic graduated from NC State University in 1981 with a degree in civil engineering, and loved cheering for the NC State Wolfpack. After graduation, he worked as a civil engineer at the Naval Shipyard in Charleston, SC. After nine years in Charleston, a mutual friend introduced Vic to the love of his life, Mary, the week before he moved to Charlotte. The two have been happily married for more than 30 years.

In 1992, Vic and Mary moved to the Greenfarm neighborhood in Huntersville, NC where they raised their two children Elizabeth and Tucker. Vic was a loving husband, father, and friend. He loved to spend time with his family playing guitar and singing, playing ball with his children in the yard, and planning spontaneous adventures. He loved hiking, exploring national parks, and traveling with his wife and children.

An avid golfer, he enjoyed collecting errant golf balls, and sharing them with his friends and family. Those who played with him might argue he spent as much time in the woods hunting for golf balls as he did playing his own. Vic's golf career peaked annually at the Hot Dog Open that he would organize with his longtime friends and coworkers at McGuire.

For 30 years, Vic worked as a civil structural engineer at McGuire Nuclear Station. He was a problem solver, and loved working alongside his fellow engineers, technicians, and security team at Duke on numerous projects, including the Thompson Trestles.

He loved to teach, and used his skills in engineering and math to tutor countless family, friends and neighbors in calculus, statics, and more. Vic also shared his love of basketball and volleyball with his children. He spent countless hours coaching Tucker in too many gyms to count and was always elated to cheer on his favorite team....any team that Elizabeth or Tucker were on.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Tucker Thompson of Huntersville; son Tucker of Wilmington, NC; daughter, Elizabeth Smith and husband Russell of Apex; sisters, Jennifer Thompson Kelvington and Susan Thompson McCarthy; father, Pat Thompson; father-in-love, Hugh Tucker, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Magdalene Choplin Thompson and mother-in-love, Betty Shearin Tucker.

The family would like to thank the many providers at Levine Cancer Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center and The Halo House Foundation Houston, for the outstanding care they provided Vic.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Joy North Carolina.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 22nd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at James Funeral Home, Huntersville. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Huntersville. Burial will follow at Northlake Memorial Gardens, Huntersville. The family requests that attendees wear masks and wear red and white in honor of Vic's alma mater.

James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Published by The Index-Journal from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2021.
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RIP Vic, you are in loving care with God.
James Pettis
November 26, 2021
My Is saddened by the news of Vic. He was such A dear soul who will be greatly missed! Condolences to the family and the precious wife
LaDonna Ferreira
Work
November 26, 2021
Vic was a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with at McGuire. He was respected and loved by everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him.
John Robbins
November 24, 2021
my condolences to the family may God comfort you during this time
jason friday
November 23, 2021
RIP VIC! Great Mind, Great Man... I give my condolences.
Charles Earle
Work
November 23, 2021
I remember Vic from Millbrook Sr High. He was in my home room and sat behind me and my best friend, Robin. He was so very sweet. See you again Vic in that "home room" called heaven
Diane Preston McLellan
School
November 22, 2021
Please accept our sincere sympathy at this time of sorrow. Duke Alumni, Charlotte Chapter Polly Leviner, Chaplain
Polly Leviner
November 22, 2021
Like so many others, saddened to hear of Vic's passing. Always joked with him at McGuire about how he knew it was raining before I did...Vic was a giant of a man in more ways than his physical stature. My hope is peace for his family; it is clear there is love all around as well.
Russ Lytton
Work
November 22, 2021
Mere words cannot express how blessed Nevaeh for having had you and Mrs. Thompson in our lives. We loved you but God loved you more. Our deepest condolences to you Mrs. Thompson, Tucker, and Elizabeth our prayer is that God grants you comfort and peace now and for the days ahead. Avis, Nevaeh, and Stephenie
Avis Jennings and Nevaeh
Friend
November 22, 2021
Had the pleasure of being a classmate and living in the same dorm with Vic at State. One of the most kind hearted people I have ever known. A really great guy.
Allen Oakley
November 22, 2021
Vic was and is an inspiration on many levels and a bright star. This is not goodbye, I'll see you later.
Bill 'Hutch' Hutcison
Work
November 21, 2021
I met Vic while working janitorial at MNS. He was always a pleasure to be around. I loved talking to him about my son who attended NC State. Such a wonderful man. Prayers for the family.
Lori Helms
Work
November 21, 2021
Vic is the Best. He was consistent in his faith and walk. His Love for so many is such a great testimony. God is Love and Vic was full of God´s Love. Peace and love John
John Jones
Friend
November 21, 2021
I knew from our first chance meeting that Marci and I had met two very special people. Vic's genuine smile and optimism gave me hope. We were both experiencing cancer and shared the importance of faith. We kept in touch over the years with prayers of Hope. Vic was one of those people that was larger than life. No end to his faith and love of family and friends. It has been a blessing in my life to have known Vic. Looking forward to our next meeting.
John C Hancock
November 21, 2021
Prayers for Vic's family, I was truly blessed to have met Vic at McGuire. He always would greet me with a smile and we joked on my short statue and his amazing height. Gentle, friendly giant. My heart goes out to his family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers
Crystal Barber
Work
November 21, 2021
Wow! What a great guy with a genuine smile who would help you in a heart beat. Our paths crossed many times and he was always the best. One great Civil Engineer!! SGRP Brother!! Jerry Crump
Jerry Crump
November 21, 2021
Thank you Vic for all you did for security and other groups at McGuire. Our thoughts and prayers for all of his family and many friends.
Tom Bivens
Work
November 21, 2021
My dear friend Vic Thompson, truly the most Christ like person I have ever known. He always amazed me with the kindness and time he gave to all around him. He was a friend that had a unique way of making you feel special and you knew ahead of time you were going to have a great time when ever you were around him. Vic loved God and Jesus his Savior and best friend, his Wonderful Family, his friends, and he was a genius civil engineer. How I enjoyed working with him. Vic knew God blessed him in many ways and he fought the Good Fight to the very end. He is an example to all of us that knew him and I know now he is with God for eternity. We all lost a lot when he left us but we all have his memory to cherish. I LOVE you Vic.
Alan Howard and Family
Friend
November 21, 2021
Blessings on you all.
Eunice mcDonald
Friend
November 21, 2021
Vic was a great person. You knew he was a Christian, we know where he´s at now, he will missed by all that knew him. Prayers for God´s comfort to family.
Libby Robinson
November 20, 2021
Offering prayers for the loss of this wonderful man. Vic was one of the nicest people I ever met and he will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. Vince Gill has a song, Go Rest High on that Mountain, that has a phrase that says "go to heaven a-shoutin´ ". Vic will not have any need for this, God will hear that deep, booming voice right away. Rest in eternal peace my friend.....
Scotty Russ
Friend
November 20, 2021
God Bless your family and give you His Peace and Strength as you go through this time and until you are rejoined for eternity in Heaven. Blessings always.
Jim Goldston
Family
November 20, 2021
Vic was an extraordinary engineer, but an even better human being. Words cannot express how sorely he will be missed.
Terry Moore
Work
November 20, 2021
I´m truly sorry to hear of Vic´s passing. We were both on the Steam Gen Replacement Project. I found Vic to be an extraordinarily intelligent man with a gentle sense of humor and a man of impeccable integrity. My prayer is the Good Lord comfort Vic´s family and friends.
Andy Rowland
Work
November 20, 2021
I worked with Vic at McGuire and Vic was great. He was always friendly and helpful. To the family you are in our prayers.
Lemuel Brown
Work
November 20, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Wayne Setzer
Work
November 20, 2021
Vic always was a model Christian, sharing his faith in how he lived! It was a delight to have worked with him at McGuire. May God shower you with comfort, joy and peace in the midst of your grief.
Ed Hyland
Work
November 20, 2021
So sorry for this tremendous loss. Praying Gods peace and comfort will be felt as you mourn.
MaryAnn Brumm
Friend
November 20, 2021
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