Albert Clinton Thompson, passed away Wednesday February 17, 2021 at his home in Gibsonville, North Carolina from cancer. Albert was born Friday June 29, 1945 in Snow Camp, North Carolina to Edwin Lacy and Wilma Ann McPherson Thompson. He was the third child of four children. Albert grew up on a large farm and learned the value of hard work early in his life. He attended the local schools, graduating from High School in 1963. Albert enlisted in the United States Army in November of 1968 at the age of 23. Albert was trained as a 67B20 S/E Airplane Mechanic. While in the Army, Albert was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Sharp Shooter Badge (M14). He served his country for three years and was honorably discharged in November 1971 as a qualified Aircraft Mechanic and Repairman.
Albert met Betty Louise VonCannon, of Colfax, North Carolina at a church dance and they were married on August 24, 1974. Following their marriage, they moved to Burlington, North Carolina where they spent most of their life before moving to Gibsonville, North Carolina in 2012. In 1977 Albert and Betty traveled to the Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where they were sealed for time and eternity.
Albert had a dry sense of humor which was often lost on people who did not know him well. He chose his words carefully which sometimes caused a delayed response before answering a question. Albert thought outside of the box for solutions to everyday challenges. When Betty discovered a copper head snake in the yard of their home, Albert stated that he "fired up the lawn mower and quickly dispatched the snake as it shot out of the grass chute" which summarily ended the snake's life on this planet. Albert was fond of both of his dogs, Rambo the Chihuahua and Rambo the the Pit Bull mix. Albert was devoted to his wife, Betty for 40 years prior to her passing on January 19, 2018.
Albert was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on June 3, 1967. From that time until the time of his passing, he faithfully kept the covenants he made with God and served and loved everyone who needed his help. He also served in many different capacities in his local congregation. Albert had an unshakable faith in the Divinity of Jesus Christ and His love and forgiveness for all of God's children who follow Christ in everything that they do and say.
Albert is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Lacy and Wilma McPherson Thompson, his brothers Benjamin Lacy Thompson, James Clayton Thompson and his sister Dolly Ann Thompson. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Albert's family expresses their love and appreciation for the Christ like friendship and service provided by Holley Berry, Chris and Scott Felsted, and others who have given of their time, talents and love for Albert as they have served him over many years especially the last three years since the passing of his wife, Betty. Their service and love for him enriched his remaining years in so many ways. The family also expresses their gratitude to his long time Primary Care Physician, Dr. John Steven Kizer and Dr. Frances Collichio and the Medical team at the University of North Carolina Medical Center for their professionalism and compassion for Albert.
Albert will be laid to rest in the Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina under the direction of Omega Funeral Service & Crematory, Burlington, North Carolina.
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