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Charles Thompson

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton, with burial to follow in Fulton’s Greenlea Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Friday and anytime Saturday until the hour of service.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Discretionary Fund, P.O Box 1386, Fulton, KY 42041; South Fulton Baptist Church Harvest the Vision Fund, P.O. Box 5258, South Fulton, TN, 38257; or Ken-Tenn Foodbank Inc., P.O. Box 1274, Fulton, KY 42041.
He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Fulton. He enjoyed the First Methodist Coffee Club and the McDonald’s coffee group and liked working in the Ken-Tenn Foodbank. Charles loved the Lord, whether it was at the Methodist church or South Fulton Baptist Church, where he attended in later years. He was a member of the Robert’s Masonic Lodge No. 172 for more than 60 years.
Charles Thompson served four years during the Korean War in the U.S Navy as an aviation structural mechanic second class. He retired from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad in 1991 after working 43 years as a conductor.
Charles married the former Beverly Coulter of Bow, N.H., July 15, 1952, in Coronado, Calif. They had three children: Sandra Lynn, David Clinton and Maxwell Dean. She died in June 1988.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Jane Thompson; his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Jerry Joyner; his son and daughter-in-law, Max and Donna Thompson; his wife, Pearl Mann Thompson; and seven grandchildren and their spouses, Wesley and Katie Joyner, Alison and Mark Johnson, Taylor Thompson, Amanda and Chad Joyner, Andy and Sarah Thompson, Kara Thompson and Laura and Robert Murphy. He loved his nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Beverly Thompson and Joan McAlister Thompson, who died in January 2000; and his parents, Clint and Lucene (Harper) Thompson. He greatly mourned the loss of his son, David Clinton Thompson, in August 2014.
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