Larry Paul Thompson, Sr., 79, passed away unexpectedly on October 6, 2014 at Rex Hospital. He was the son of Paul Martin Thompson and Wilma Pauline Thompson of Star, N.C. Born on July 19, 1935, he is the beloved husband of Kathleen Werbach Thompson, formerly of Wichita, Kansas. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University in 1957. A long standing Sigma Chi and a member of ROTC. Larry and Kathleen meet in Washington, D.C. and were married at Fort Ord, California on September 5,1959. Larry was attending language school in Monterey, California. After completing this, they were stationed in Germany and attended language school at Oberammergau, Germany. Their daughter, Pauline was born on September 24, 1962. After returning to the states they resided in Durham, Glen Burnie,MD, Springfield, VA. Larry served in Vietnam with Army Intelligence from Sept 1966 until 1967. During this time their oldest son, Larry Paul, Jr. was born December 14, 1966. Having reached the role of Major, Larry left the military after 9 years of service. They relocated to Raleigh in 1970 where their youngest son, John David was born. He started a career as a stock broker with Merrill Lynch and retired after 31 years. Larry and Kathleen lived in Brentwood where they enjoyed their many neighbors. They then moved to Springmoor due to Larry's Huntington's Disease. There they found a new loving neighborhood. Larry was eventually moved to the Stewart Health Center for medical reasons. Larry and Kathleen were members of Calvary Baptist Church for many years and are current members of Providence Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents,dear oldest son, Larry Paul, Jr. and many beloved relatives. The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to all Springmoor staff members. There are many Stewart Health Center nursing staff and aids to whom we owe thanks.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen, Son, John David Thompson, daughter, Pauline T. Boeman and husband, Ray, brother, Jerry Frank Thompson, sister, Pauline Hall, grandchildren; Kathleen B. Melton and husband, Matthew, Cecilia Boeman, Emily Boeman, and Shelby Thompson, great-grandchildren; Laela Boeman and Eden Melton, daughter-in-law, Jennifer Thompson,
Many beloved and remembered extended family; sister-in-laws; Anne Valentine, Helen Beam, Mary Patterson, and former "pal", Gene Valentine.
A memorial service will be held at Springmoor-North Village on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. " A sweet man, a man of his word, to be trusted and admired". In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Huntington's Disease, www.hdsa.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownwynnemillbrook.com