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Gerald Wayne Thompson, associate professor emeritus of educational curriculum and instruction, died April 13 in Chesapeake.

Thompson's family will receive friends from 4-5 p.m. Saturday at Oman Funeral Home in Chesapeke's Great Bridge section. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Great Bridge Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan.

Following a 22-year career as a lieutenant colonel in the Army, Thompson retired from the military and began a second career as an educator, teaching at Old Dominion from 1972 to 1984.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Arleen J. Thompson; his son and daughter-in-law, Larry Alan Thompson and Mei Sie of Bellingham, Wash.; a daughter, Leslie Ann Beasley of Chesapeake; a sister, Jo Ann Ahrens of Fort Scott; a brother, Kenneth Bain Thompson of San Antonio, Texas; and six grandchildren.

This article was posted on: April 20, 2001

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