Charles R. Thompson of Oakdale, IL, departed this life at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 2:29 AM. He had attained the age of 83 years, 4 months and 10 days.
Mr. Thompson was born on February 21, 1937 in Hamilton County, IL the son of Cloyd and Effie (nee Woodrow-Fuqua) Thompson. He was united in marriage to Earlean Carman on April 21, 1956 in Nashville, IL and she preceded him in death on December 1, 2015.
Charles worked at General Motors in St. Louis MO for many years and was a member of the United Auto Workers. He was also a member of the Elkton Union Church in Elkton, IL and a former member of the Nashville Christian Church in Nashville, IL. Charles had a true love for John Deere tractors, mowing grass and he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Left to mourn his passing are his two sons, Dennis Thompson and wife Star of Coulterville, IL and David Thompson and wife Tonya of Oakdale, IL; five grandchildren, Dustin Thompson and wife Abby, Nicholas Thompson and wife Rachel), Wesley Thompson and special friend Alexis Siltman, Bailey Thompson and special friend Josh Rakers and Mitchell Thompson; four great grandchildren, Waylen Fulford, Evelynn Thompson and Remington and Charlie Thompson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Keith Thompson; infant son, Wayne Thompson; three sisters and two brothers.
Public visitation will be held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 4 PM until 8 PM. In accordance with the new guidelines provided by the state, we encourage guests to wear a mask, practice social distancing and refrain from hugs and handshakes.
A private funeral service will be held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 with Pastor Phil Carson and Pastor Ronald Mazander. Interment will follow in the Elkton Cemetery in Elkton, IL.
Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital or the Elkton Cemetery and will be accepted by Campagna Funeral Home.
Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.