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Charles L. “Jerry” Thompson

August 26, 1957 - July 18, 2020

Charles L. “Jerry” Thompson, age 62, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020.

Born in Denver, CO on August 26, 1957, he was the son of Loretta (Christian) Thompson and the late Charles T. Thompson. Jerry was a graduate of Kennedy High School as well as Lincoln Institute. He worked as a cryogenics installer for Praxair, DuPont and SDIX. Jerry enjoyed spending his free time gardening, fishing and hunting. He was a dedicated baseball coach and umpire for his son’s teams. Jerry was a talented cook and baker, often making delicious meals for his family. Above all, he loved his family and attending family gatherings.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, JoAnne (Dolce) Thompson; children, Adam C. Thompson and Jared J. Thompson, both of Newark; sisters, Linda McCann (Robert) of Palm Coast, FL and Tracey Fulton of Voorhees, NJ; mother-in-law, Julia Dolce; sister-in-law, Deborah Bertino (Frank); 7 nieces and nephews; and his cat, Ralph.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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10 Condolences for Charles L. “Jerry” Thompson

  • Jo Anne,

    I am currently in Virginia. My sons just told me. I am so sorry. I will come over when I return on Tuesday.


  • Joanne, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. The Thompson’s and Easton’s had a very special kind of friendship back in Willingboro. Again my condolences. ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️

  • JoAnne, Adam, and Jared,

    My deepest condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Prim and Meg Desai

  • Jo Anna we never met, I was very good friend of Jerry as young kids. We had many sleep over. We live right next to each other. I’m very sorry for your loss prayer to you and the family. I will always have good memories of him!

  • Jo Anne,

    So sorry to hear about Jerry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Kristen J

  • Dear Jo, Adam & Jared,
    My brother had the “Best” wife, game partner and care taker a sister could ask for! Robert and I have so many “Happy Happy Happy” memories from the Beach, Barbecues, and Christmas, Easter Holidays! Jerry was always larger than life and I’m going to miss his story telling. Adam and Jared meant the world to him and he couldn’t talk enough about them. Jerry had a Heart of Gold and I’m going to miss my special Pineapple Upside Down cakes he would always make me. I’m so very very sorry we can’t be there for you and the boys. The last words Jerry said to me was Happy Happy Happy which I will take with me forever. We love yo Jo, Adam and Jared!
    Lynnie and Robert❤️

  • Joanne, Adam and Jared,
    Jerry was was one of the “Good Guys!” I fondly remember him for bringing joy and sweet treats to the occasions at my brother’s house. He will be missed by many. Prayers for you and your family at this difficult time. Peace and Love, Dee and Mark

  • Dear JoAnne, Adam & Jared-

    We cannot begin to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Donna & Rick

  • Joanne, Adam and Jared,
    Since around 2010 we have known Jerry when he comes to the office.
    We have had very interesting conversations regarding his travels.
    But the last couple of years, his health was often the topic.
    We know him as a kind, soft and family person. May he rest in peace.
    We also wish the whole family all the strength in these difficult times.

  • JoAnne and Boys,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Jerry. He always saw the brighter side of life no matter how dark the day. He could make you laugh at the world and yourself. He was an outstanding cook and we all learned lessons on how to spice up our meals. We are thinking of you and your family and they will be in our prayers.
    Love – Steve and Karen