Services for Thompson today |

Services for Thompson today

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Services for Charles Elliot, “Tommy” Thompson, Jr., who died in Dillon on Aug. 21, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Monroe, La.Interment will follow in Hasley Cemetery.Thompson was born to Charles Elliot and Virginia Hinkle Thompson, Sr., of Monroe, La. He graduated from Neville High School in 1958, and from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (then Northeast Louisiana University) in 1966. Between high school and college he served four years in the United States Army, stationed at Westport, Conn., at the Nike-Hercules Missile Site.After college, he and his wife Gladys lived in Kansas City, Mo. Thompson was a pilot for Trans World Airline for 27 years, flying both domestic and international flights. Since his retirement from TWA in 1992, he and his family lived in Florida and Colorado.Tommy was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gladys Halsell Thompson; daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Dr. Neil Pitzer of Evergreen; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Elliot Thompson III and Tori of Grand Junction; granddaughters, Lauren and Morgan Pitzer and Reagan and Layne Thompson; aunt and uncle Dr. and Mrs. Burchall Liles, of Monroe, La.; sister-in-law, Beverly Halsell, of Monroe, La.; and brother-in-law and wife, Don and Jean Halsell of West Monroe, La.Memorial contributions may be made to the hospice or favorite charity.

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