CHAPTER CHATTER

The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 12, Issue 04
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
April, 2019

Condolences to the Thompson Family.

 

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Dale L. Thompson, Sr. 81, of White Post, Virginia, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at Winchester Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born in 1937 in Mt. Morris, New York, the son of the late Glen and Neva Thompson. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean conflict. Mr. Thompson was the owner of D. Thompson’s Inc., a residential and commercial construction company. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Shenandoah Chapter 313 and a past member of the Kiwanis Club. Mr. Thompson loved bluegrass, playing the mandolin, and dancing the polka. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends, especially the precious moments he was able to spend with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mr. Thompson was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where he was a Trustee for three years, served as a liaison for the church building project 2009-2010, and enjoyed being involved with the church seniors. His wife, Helen Thompson, whom he married on February 15, 1958 in Shirlington, Virginia preceded him in death in 2015.                 Surviving is a daughter, Debra Ann Frank (Richard) of Alexandria, Virginia and a son, Dale L. Thompson, Jr. (Christina) of White Post, Virginia; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters, Millicent Munger (Donald) of New York and Diana Moffat (Gene) of Mt. Morris, New York; and

brother, Dennis Thompson of Stephenson, Virginia. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanne Thompson and a brother, Marlin Thompson.

A visitation was held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Monday at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel and from 10 am to 11 am on Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2774 Northwestern Pike, Winchester, VA. A funeral service was conducted at 11 am on Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Rebert officiating , followed by Interment with military honors, in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester, Virginia. On Tuesday, March 19th,

18 Chapter 313 members paid tribute at Emanuel Baptist Church, Winchester, Virginia at the funeral of our departed comrade Dale Thompson.  Dale was one of the original members of the chapter and was very active throughout his association with Chapter # 313.  Herb Taylor and Gary Fletcher gave comments on Dale’s involvement with the chapter and his fine character attributes. After the service we traveled to the cemetery for the rite of burial with full military honors.  Following the cemetery, we were invited back to the church for an outstanding luncheon.

Members attending the funeral included: Marshall De Haven; Herb Taylor; Gary Fletcher; Richard Clark; Lew Ewing, Dickie Ewing; John Kronenberger; Steve Culbert; Narce Caliva; Paul Bombardier; Paul Campbell; Fred Haymaker; Maynard Wilson; Donald Everhart; Robert Shirley; Raleigh Watson; Jack Keep; and David Clark.