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Capt. Howard Charles Thompson Jr.
Posted by: Bob Reed (Moderator)
Date: January 14, 2016 05:38PM

Howard Charles Thompson Jr. of Roanoke, Va. was born on July 20, 1928 and passed away on Sunday January 10,2016.

He married Norma Phelps in 1949. He is survived by his wife in of 66 years, Norma; sons,John Patrick Thompson (Lorraine) and William Howard Thompson; grandsons Sean and Ryan, all of Atlanta, Ga; and brother Bobby Loyd of Maryland.

He was a Police Officer in Beckley, W.Va. a West Va.,Police Officer, a Revenuer for the United States Treasury Dept.,and he retired from Piedmont Airlines as a Captain in 1989.

Howard was a 50 year member of Oakland Baptist Church and a member of the Travelers Class. He was a member of Quiet Birdmen of Roanoke and Blue Hills Golf Club for many years. He was also a long time coach of The Willamson Road Browns.

Funeral Services will be held at 2p.m. on Thursday, January 14,2016 at Oakland Baptist Church with the Rev. Elmo McLaurin and the Rev. Scott Hamilton officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 2p.m. at the church. Interment will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley, W.Va. at 1 p.m.on Friday, January 15, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakland Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to

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