Carter Thompson

Obituary of Carter Clayton Thompson

Carter C. Thompson of Boone passed away at the age of 74 on April 27, 2021. Born September 30, 1946 in Hoboken, NJ, Carter was an alumni of Penn State University and received an MBA from Loyola University, Chicago. After 35 years in the U.S. Navy, Carter retired as Command Master Chief for the Alameda Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center in California. He and his wife, Suzanne, moved to Boone where he became the Executive Director for Watauga Habitat for Humanity. In later years, Carter served as the Chair of the Western Youth Network and a volunteer for the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library. His real passion, however, was his military book business, which he started as a lark in 1992 while serving at the Pentagon. C. Clayton Thompson Bookseller grew over the years to become a full-time endeavor. Carter is survived by his wife, Suzanne, with whom he shared a love for nature, history and, most of all, travel. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for some time in the future. Online condolences may be shared with the Thompson family at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Thompson family.
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