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Frank W. Thompson

WOODLEAF – Frank Wallace Thompson, age 83, of Woodleaf, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, at his home.

Born Aug. 29, 1923, Mr. Thompson was the son of the late Grady Thompson and Nora Lentz Thompson and stepson of the late Kathleen Lentz Thompson.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater, where he earned a Bronze Star. He also earned a Bronze Star in the Philippines. He later worked in construction and retired after 18 years from Ingersoll Rand, where he worked in quality control.

He was a member of Woodleaf United Methodist Church.

Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his wife, Elva McDaniel Thompson, on Sept. 27, 1990.

He is survived by sons Michael Thompson and wife Janet and Mark Thompson, both of Woodleaf; grandsons John and Ryan Thompson; brother Ervin Thompson of Salisbury; and sisters Martha T. Goodson, Helen T. Bonds and Eleanor T. Ijames, all of Salisbury.

Service: A memorial service will be held at Woodleaf United Methodist Church on Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ron Hartman, minister of Woodleaf United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Shirley Jones assisting. Burial will take place in the church cemetery following services with military honors by the Rowan County Honor Guard.

Visitation: The family will see friends in the church fellowship hall following burial.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Woodleaf United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 299, Woodleaf, NC 27054; or Rowan County Home Heath Care and Hospice, 130 Mocksville Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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