Obituary of Wesley A Thompson
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Wesley A Thompson, Jr, age 90 of Blowing Rock passed away Monday, February 27, 2023 at his home surrounded in love by his family. Wes graduated from UNC-CH, where he was a member of the Marching Tar Heel Band and was awarded the "Best Dressed Man on Campus" honor his senior year. Wes also served in the US Army before his graduation in 1957. He was employed by Union Camp Corporation and Triad Packaging before opening his own wallpapering and painting business in Blowing Rock. He had a passion for music, played numerous instruments and loved singing in his church choir. Being on the golf course, in a trout stream fly fishing, or relaxing on his deck at home with friends and family always made for a great day. But his favorite place of all was at a beach.
He is survived by his daughters Kelly Byler (Tim) and Stacey Thompson. He had five grandchildren, Benjamin Byler (Scynaira), Marc Byler (Sommer), Gabrielle McKinney (John), Anthony (fiancee Ashton), and Allie Dimino (Sean Bissette). In addition, he had three special great granddaughers, Tessa, Hannah, and Avery. He was preceeded in death by his wife Burr.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 2:00pm at Rumple Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock, NC. The family requests that no flowers be sent, but consider a donation to St Judes Children's Hospital or Amorem Hospice (High Country Restricted Donation) instead as these were two special organizations to him and his family.
Online condolences may be share with the family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Thompson family.