Charles Eugene Thompson

March 1, 1949 - March 31, 2020
Charles Eugene Thompson

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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  • April 03, 2020
    Diann Wells says:
    Oh Jenny I am so sorry to hear this. Gosh he was always the happiest person. Will never forget his fortieth birthday party .

  • April 03, 2020
    Kathy Jackson says:
    Jenny, I will really miss my Charles; he was a good friend. He had a beautiful smile and his happy attitude was infectious. The world needs more folks like Charles. God bless you with strength and peace.

  • April 03, 2020
    Charles and Vivian King says:
    Jenny and Lanee, Charles and I are so sorry. We have such fond memories of Charles. He was always full of fun and laughter. My mother thought the world of Charles. We will lift you all up in our prayers. May God give each of you comfort, peace, and strength during this difficult time. Charles and Vivian King

  • April 03, 2020
    Darlene Hurley says:
    I worked with Mr. Thompson at 025. I really can't say anything about him that those who knew him don't already know. I do want to let his wife and daughter know that I am truly sorry to hear about Mr. Thompson's passing. I'm sure he is smiling down on us all saying that everything is going to be alright.

  • April 03, 2020
    Judy Ann Peacock says:
    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you