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Mr. Joe Louis Thompson, 76, of 416 N. Highland Street, Gastonia, North Carolina was born May 25, 1940 in Chester County, South Carolina and departed this life Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Gastonia Care Rehabilitation in Gastonia, North Carolina.  He was the son of the late Henry M. and Susie Tims Thompson.

He was a graduate from Reid High School, Belmont, North Carolina “Class of 1959”.  He served in the United States Air Force in the early 1960’s.

The hobbies he loved to do most were golfing, fishing, racing and cooking.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carrie May Thompson and Faye Nita Thompson Deas; four brothers, Henry Thompson, Raymond Thompson, Clayton Thompson and Hayward Thompson. 

He is survived by one sister, Evelyn Thompson of Belmont, N.C.; one brother, Fred Thompson of Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Catharine Thompson and Grace Thompson; a host of nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.


Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church
503 North Main Street, 
Belmont, North Carolina 28012

Monday, January 16, 2017 TIME:  11:00 A.M

VISITATION:  at the church Monday from 10:15 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.

BURIAL:  Private

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  • Sunday, January 15, 2017
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