Clarence E. “Chuck” Tompkins, a long-time resident of Trussville and a highly decorated WWII Veteran who was awarded two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star with Cluster, Silver Star, and two French Government Medals, passed away on November 12, 2022, at his daughter’s house in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Graveside Services will be on December 16, 2:00 p.m., at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Tompkins McCormick of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, and Larry Keith Tompkins of Savannah, Georgia. Two sisters, Martha Jean Todd of Trussville and Barbarann Farney of Vancleave, Mississippi. Grandchildren Kelly Tompkins of Foley, Alabama. Brian McCormick of Reston, Virginia, Stacie McCormick Reap of Nashville, Tennessee. Five great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Tunnel of Towers organization that builds smart homes for Veterans and First Responders.