Charles A. Thompson TSgt USAF (Ret)

Charles A. Thompson TSgt USAF (Ret)

October 28, 1930 – June 12, 2020

Age 89

Charles or Charlie as he was called by all who knew him, was born on October 28, 1930 in Oakvale, WV. He was the son of William L. Thompson and Leathie (Giles) Thompson and had twelve siblings. Charlie graduated from Oakvale High School in 1949.

In 1951, he married his wife of 69 years, Nancy (Broyles) Thompson. He joined the United States Air Force the same year, where he served for almost 21 years. After retiring from the USAF he embarked on a second career as an accountant for Wells Dairy Co. of Le Mars, IA. He worked there for 23 years before retiring at age 65.

He was an elder of the Bellevue Church of Christ, where he served for many years.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and twelve siblings.

He is survived by his wife Nancy; children Teresa Hayden (Tony) of Bellevue, NE, Steven Thompson (Barbara) of York, NE, April Miller (Michael) of Bellevue, NE, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials should be made to Bellevue Church of Christ.

Visitation Thursday, June 18 from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. both at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

To view video of the Funeral Service, click the link below:

Interment: Omaha National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Military Honors by Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard and American Legion Post 331.


  • Grover Calvin Thompson Posted June 15, 2020 2:24 pm

    I am sad for the loss of my uncle that I never knew much about. Last year I made a special trip to meet him at his home. I had a wonderful visit and was full of emotions during this time. I learned a lot about his life and my dad’s life growing up as brothers. So glad I took the time to make the visit and wish I would have done it a long time ago. Rest in piece my brother in arms and uncle that has endured a lot in his life. Say hi to my dad when you see him. With love I pray for the family that all is well.

  • Lory Cook Padilla Posted June 15, 2020 5:42 pm

    I have such fond memories of Uncle Charlie. He is the epitome of a Christian man. Our mother, Louise Thompson Cook, adored her brother. I have no doubt that she, the other siblings, and their parents were with Uncle Charlie for his heavenly homecoming. My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Nancy and the rest of the family.

  • Peggy Sue Thompson Raul Posted June 16, 2020 7:51 pm

    The memory I have of uncle. Charlie is he always gave me good hugs. I was 10 . Haven’t seen his family in a long time. But will be missed in my heart. R.I.P. uncle Charlie

  • Tiffany Jacox Posted June 17, 2020 7:51 pm

    I loved Charlie very much. He was a special man and I am honored to have known him and to have been able to spend time with him. I will see you again brother and friend.

  • Cathy Burnley Posted June 18, 2020 5:40 am

    I am so glad I talked to Uncle Charlie in a telephone conversation just a few months ago. He talked about the hardships him and his siblings had as children. The Thompson
    children indeed had a hard upbringing, however, each of them
    rolled with the punches and made a positive impact on society.
    I am very proud of my Uncle Charlie and the accomplishments
    in his life.. He can now join his other siblings in heaven and
    rejoice in a heavenly reunion.

  • Barbara Thompson Allen Posted June 18, 2020 11:16 am

    I will always remember my Uncle Charlie as the sweetest,kindest person I’ve ever met. I was a teenager the last time I saw him and that was at my own Father’s funeral. I wish him and his family piece and love at this time. Rest in piece Uncle Charlie.

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