Claude S. Thompson

Claude (Buck) S. Thompson, Jr., 73, of Asheville, NC passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 7:30 AM. Buck was born in Colorado Springs, CO and was the son of the late Louise Hynman Thompson and Claude S. Thompson, Sr. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Karen Aska Thompson. Buck was a retired LtCol from the US Army Corps of Engineers, and officer of the Botany Woods Homeowners Association, and a member of Groce United Methodist Church. He is survived by his second wife, Jo Anne Smith Thompson; daughters, Lisa Callahan and her husband Jim of Port Huron, MI, and Catherine Thompson of Ferndale, MI; son, Michael Thompson and his wife Mary of Chesterfield, MI; step-daughter, Deborah Cribb of Asheville, NC; and granddaughters Deanna and Veronica Bagwell of Asheville, NC. A memorial service will be held at Groce United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 2, 2012. The family will receive friends at the church immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Care Partners Hospice or Groce United Methodist Church. Condolences can be made to the family at

Published in The Gazette on Nov. 24, 2012