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Carl L. Thompson

July 28, 1949 — July 7, 2024

McPherson, KS

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Carl Lee Thompson, age 74, of McPherson, KS, peacefully entered his Heavenly home on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Select Specialty Hospital (St. Francis) in Wichita.

Born on July 28, 1949, in Beloit, KS, Carl was the son of Glen S. and Iris A. (Maley) Thompson. On October 28, 1967, he was united in marriage to Karla Kay Bose at St. John Lutheran Church in Athol, Kansas.

Carl worked as a line supervisor at Kit Manufacturing and later retired from ATP (Keystone Railway), where he worked in fabrication and was a machine operator. Beyond his full-time job, he oversaw maintenance for Oak Park Townhomes for several years.

A man of many passions, Carl found joy in playing pool, practicing martial arts, and engaging in carpentry projects. However, the greatest delight of his life was his granddaughters, Avery and Cadence, who were the apple of his eye. Known for his generosity, Carl would give the shirt off his back to help others in need. He was a devoted husband, father, and a friend to all who knew him.

Carl’s patriotism was evident in his service to his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he was a Radar Operator. He was a life member of the McPherson V.F.W. Post #2715, where he was a past officer and contributed to many of the post’s activities. In 2017, Carl had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC as part of the Kansas Honor Flight.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 56 years, Karla; his sons, Kyle Thompson and Chad Thompson, both of McPherson, KS; and his treasured granddaughters, Avery and Cadence Thompson. He is also survived by his brothers, Allen, Terry, and Tracy Thompson; his sister, Vola Conrad; and numerous extended family members and friends.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Robert “Bob,” Arthur “Archie,” Dale, and Billy Thompson; and his sisters, Elsie Crawford and Pearl Tieking.

A celebration of Carl’s life, with Military Honors, will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 28, 2024, at the McPherson V.F.W. Post #2715, 120 S. Taft St., McPherson, KS, commemorating what would have been his 75th birthday.

Memorial donations may be made to V.F.W. Post #2715 and sent in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

 

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