John Carlton Thompson, 70, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Topeka VAMC. He was born April 12, 1947, to Reba A. and Carlton W. Thompson, in Norfolk, Virginia.
John served in the Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969, when he was honorably discharged. He worked for Emery Purolator and Pizza Hut restaurants until retiring in 1990. John, “big John”, loved to shoot pool and played on various leagues in Wichita and Topeka. He also loved cooking.
John married Linda Jones, they later divorced. He married Vicki Batt, and they later divorced. He was preceded in death by his father, Carlton W. Thompson and a brother Mark Thompson. Survivors include his mother, Reba Ann Thompson, Virginia Beach, Virginia, brother Douglas Thompson, Tampa, Florida, sister Beth Ann Thompson, his sons Carlton E. Thompson (Kimly), Virginia Beach, Virginia and Craig A. Thompson, Poulan, Georgia, and four grandchildren, Ryan, Crystin, Kaila and Kai.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Virginia.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Activities Center, in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66603.