Charles G. Thompson 1946-2020

BROOKFIELD — Charles “Chick” G. Thompson, of Brookfield, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, following a period of declining health. He was 74.

Charles was born in Sharon, Pa., on June 18, 1946, the son of George E. and Ruth E. Burns Thompson.

A 1965 graduate from Brookfield High School, he enlisted with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Self was forgotten the day that he left his home to defend our flag and to help keep our country free. His last assignment was with the 514th Signal Company at Fort Riley, Kan. He was honorably discharged from his duties with the rank of Specialist 5.

Chick worked as a nurse’s aide at the former Meadowbrook Manor in Hartford. In addition, he did home health care while he lived in Florida.

In his spare time, Chick enjoyed gardening, cooking, camping, fishing, tending to his fish tanks, as well as singing and dancing. However, spending time with his family meant the most to him.

Survivors include his children, Charles G. Thompson II (Becky Rich) of Niles, Lisa Thompson and Marci Rodriguez, both of Rome, Ga. and Sarah D. Knepper (Raymond) of Vienna; his stepdaughters, Diana Riley of Warren and Michelle Albrecht of Greenville, S.C.; his 16 grandchildren; his 21 great-grandchildren; his brother, Jerry L. Thompson (Carol) of Brookfield; and his many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; great-granddaughter, Kinlee Hand; brothers, Robert L., Thomas E. and John “Jack” A. Thompson; and nephew, Jeffrey Thompson.

A time of gathering to honor Chick will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the home of Briceland Funeral Service LLC, 379 state Route 7 SE, Brookfield, OH 44403. He will be laid to rest in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, Ohio.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com

As suggested by his family, memorial contributions can be made to the Society for the Blind, 1238 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811.

Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Thompson was presented by Daniel Briceland, owner and director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 state Route 7 SE, Brookfield, OH 44403, 330-509-3135.

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