Linfred Charles (Lin) Thompson, 76, of Salem, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his residence.
He was born on December 6, 1942 in Snowville, Va. to the late Kenneth Charles and Clendis Mary Simpkins Thompson.
Lin proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam war. He loved animals and was a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiest. In his spare time, Lin enjoyed playing bingo and poker, but he is best described by those who love and knew him best as a “gentle soul.”
In addition to his parents, Lin was preceded in death by his late wife, Michael Thompson, and his sister, Artis McPeak.
Family remaining to cherish his memory includes his daughters, Christy Blevins (Danny) and Susan Stanley (Denny); siblings, Phyllis Flinchum, Mardell Wimmer, Lorene White, and Sharon Smythers; grandchildren, Tyler Stanley, Ryan Stanley, Anna Blevins, and Benjamin Blevins. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services with military honors will be conducted on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, 5550 Bagging Plant Road, Dublin, Va.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Lin’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516