James 'Curtis' Thompson


James "Curtis" Thompson, 54, of 132 Ellis St., Beckley, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at his home. Born March 16, 1946, at Whitby, he was the son of the late Victor Thompson and Thelma Edmond Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a carpenter, formerly employed at the U.S. Post Office in Philadelphia, Pa., for 10 years, was a U.S. Army veteran, having served two tours in Vietnam, during which time he was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and various other honors. Survivors include his wife, Signora Reed Thompson; six sons, James "Bo," Clarence and Darnell Thompson, all of Philadelphia, Ahmad "Duke" Thompson of Fort Lee, Va., Rashad "Rico" and Ashad "Mario" Thompson, both of Beckley; four daughters, Karen Thompson, Michelle Bruce and Stephanie Thompson, all of Philadelphia, and Keisha Thompson of Beckley; four brothers, Victor "Fats" Thompson of Ury, Larry and Richard "Ricky" Thompson, both of Beckley, Henry Thompson of WinstonSalem, N.C.; six sisters, Arlene "Cookie" Keith, Lois "Sue" Thompson, and Sharon "Kay" Thompson, all of Philadelphia, Jacqueline "Jackie" Fowlkes of Harper, and Nena Thompson and Cynthia Hairston, both of Beckley; 21 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Free and Independent Holiness Church with Minister Cynthia Hairston and Bishop Ernest Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one hour before the service Sunday at the church. Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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