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Charles Eugene Thompson

March 1, 1949 - March 31, 2020

Charles Eugene Thompson, 71, passed peacefully on March 31,2020 with his family at his side at NHRMC.

Charles was born on March 1, 1949 in Troy, NC. He was a resident of Wilmington, NC for 32 years. Charles was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam war who served with honor and received an honorable discharge. Charles retired from the NC Department of Corrections after 25 years of service. After retirement Charles loved spending his time at the beach with family and friends. He was a talented artist and painted many treasured works of art. Charles loved the sound of laughter and made everyone around him smile. He was known by his family as the “Bionic Man” as he had tackled many health issues.

Preceded in death by his father, R. Dermont Thompson, mother Doris Hamilton and stepfather Melvin Hamilton.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jenny Thompson. Daughter, Lanee’ Thompson Barnhill and husband Jeffrey. Grandchildren, Hannah Blair Barnhill and Hunter Thompson Barnhill. Brothers, JD Thompson, Johnny Thompson and stepbrother Bill Hamilton. Along with uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Also, beloved dog, Gus.

In the wise words of Charles Thompson, “Everything is going to be alright.”

Service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the American Heart Association.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st St. Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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