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Dr. Craig Thompson

February 5, 1961 — November 19, 2021

Dr. Craig Douglas Thompson, age 60, passed away November 19, 2021 at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda Ann Novelli Thompson of the home; two daughters, Samantha Jo Thompson of Cambridge MA and Sarah Faith Thompson of Stanford CA; one brother, David Neil Thompson (Deborah) of Richmond VA, one sister, Shirley Thompson Faircloth (Wade) of Tampa FL.

Born in Pittsburgh PA on February 5, 1961, he was the son of the late Vernon Russel and Barbara Collins Thompson.

Dr. Thompson was a 1979 graduate of Keystone Oaks High School in Pittsburgh. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Florida for his Bachelor’s in material science. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina’s School of Dental Medicine in 1987 with his friend, Michael Henderson. He was passionate about dentistry, which he practiced in Merritt Island, FL and Shelby, NC. He also loved to travel with his family. Craig was a pure soul with a passion for life and giving, and was loved by all.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday November 23, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel. Lunch will be available afterwards.

Dr. Douglas Stroud and the family will speak at the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Camp Boggy Creek, 30500 Brantley Branch Road, Eustis, FL 32736 or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 22324, New York, NY 10087.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Cleveland Funeral Services

2518 W Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28150

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