Donald "Don" Hull Thompson, 79, of Morehead City passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Carteret Landing, following complications from a massive stroke in October 2020. Due to COVID, a private memorial was held on Tuesday, February 9th.
Don was an amazing son, husband, father and friend to all who knew him. Don was born December 19, 1941 in Laurinburg, NC to the late James Frederick Sr. and Mary Thompson. Following graduation from Laurinburg High School, he attended East Carolina University and became of member of Kappa Alpha Order. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After graduation from ECU, Don served in the U.S. Navy. Upon completion of military service, Don returned to Greenville and completed his master's degree in Guidance and Counseling. In Morehead City, became a founding member of the Lookout Rotary Club. He worked at Carteret Community College and retired as Dean of Student Services.
Don spent his retirement playing tennis, pickleball and enjoying his two grandsons. Don loved watching college basketball and his favorite ACC team, the Duke Blue Devils. He and his wife Nell were co-owners of Seaport Antiques, where he enjoyed refinishing furniture and visiting with customers. "Papa Don" as his grandsons called him and "Daddio" as his loving daughter referred to him, was also preceded in death by his older brother, James Frederick Thompson Jr. of Laurinburg, NC.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Nell Thompson; son, Ashley and wife, Jenni of Midlothian, VA; grandsons, Scott and Kevin; daughter, Nikki and partner, James Kilburn of Greenville, NC; brother, David (Carol) of Saluda, NC; nieces, Susan Kuller (Raleigh NC), Dawn Ohlendorf (California), and Sherri Gamble (Washington); brother-in-law, Steven Thomas (Nancy) of South Boston, VA and a host of friends of who were like family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 285557.
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Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.
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