Carl Adam Thompson, Jr. ’53

Carl Adam Thompson, Jr. ’53, of Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away Aug. 25, 2007. Carl was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Lenoir and was the son of the late Carl Adam Thompson, Sr. and the late Lena Keyes Thompson. He was a graduate of Davidson and UNC where he obtained his M.B.A. In 1954, he began his work career with Western Electric in Winston-Salem where he held various accounting and financial positions. After 33 years of service, he retired from AT&T where he was controller in the federal affairs division. He served four years in the U.S. Army and was a member of a variety of business and civic organizations where he held various offices. He was a member of College Park Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Burr Thompson. In 1951, he married Mary Frances Howard, 2966 Ormond Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106, who survives. He is also survived by three children, Marcus E. Thompson (Carol), John K. Thompson, and Kathryn Watson (Chad); four grandchildren, Amelia Thompson, and Tanner, McCabe, and Wade Watson; a sister, Patricia Beason; a sister-in-law, Beverly Howard; and a brother-in-law, Wesley Thompson; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.