Funeral services for Thompson announced.
Charles L. Thompson, 83, of Helena-West Helena passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at his home. He was born June 29, 1925 in Arkadelphia. He was the son of Charlie and Grace Thompson.
He leaves his daughter, Dianne Craig and her husband, Clifford Craig of Batesville; a son, Richard Thompson of Helena-West Helena; four grandchildren, Brian Groves of Batesville, Ashley Nicholson of Pleasant Plains, Nikki Thompson of Sherwood and Mallory Thompson of Sherwood; three great-grandchildren, Zack Groves of Batesville and Ashdan and Haley Allgood of Pleasant Plains; and several nieces and nephews.
His wife of 53 years, Margie Thompson; his parents; two sisters, Lou Kingery and Evelyn Schultz; and two brothers, Raymond Thompson and Wayne Thompson, preceded him in death.
Mr. Thompson was a member of the West Helena United Methodist Church for 50 years and served as chairman of the trustees for 16 years, secretary of the West Helena United Methodist Men and served on the board for the West Helena Methodist Pre-School.
Thompson was the owner and operator of the American Termite and Pest Control Co. in West Helena for 29 years. He was in the pest control business since 1949 and was president of the Arkansas Pest Control Association in 1983 and 1988, and served as secretary and treasurer of the Arkansas Pest Control Association.
He was a member of the American Legion and a past member of the Masonic Lodge.
He served in Germany in the U.S. Army for two years.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the West Helena United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery at Joan, Ark. at 4 p.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be John Gray, Eddie Schieffler, Clyde Kingery, J.R. Schultz, Floyd Jones and Ramey Stiles. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Arkansas Pest Control Association and members of the West Helena Methodist’s Men’s Bible Class.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571 will direct services. Friends may sign the online online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.