Calvin "Cal" Hunter Tompson

Died: Fri., Jan. 17, 2014

Gathering of Family and Friends

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Jan. 22, 2014
Location: Downing Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Masonic Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 22, 2014
Location: Downing Funeral Home and Cremation Services


1:00 PM Wed., Jan. 22, 2014
Location: Florida National Cemetery

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Calvin "Cal" Hunter Tompson, born in Rochester, NH, February 26, 1927.  He slipped the surly hands of earth on January 17, 2014.  Flying was his lifelong love and he made his living at it.  He wanted to fly since seeing his first airplane in the sky at the age of  5.

Cal was proud to be one of only three men from his hometown of Rochester, NH to be invited into the prestigious Quiet Birdmen Flying Organization.  He spent 14 years as a Test Pilot for Aerofab, makers of the Lake amphibian airplane.  He flew all over North and South America, as well as up & down the Amazon River, as an aircraft salesman.  In fourteen years he assembled and test flew over 400 aircraft from the production line.  In his later years he enjoyed being an expert marksman at Hernando County Sportsman's Club.  He was in WWII Army Air Forces. He was a proud Master Mason and Shriner.

Cal leaves his wife Barbara Horne Tompson, two children Mark Tompson of Sanbornton, NH and Elaine T. Demers of Manchester, ME, one brother Donald Tompson, one sister Eleanor Towle, and pre-deceased sister Eileen Beaudoin; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Cal was loved as a father figure by all his younger friends.

A gathering will be held at Downing Funeral Home, on Wednesday January 22 at 10 am with 11 am Masonic chapel service and processional to Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL for burial with full military honors. Donations to: HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, Fl 34613 in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.





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Debbie Tompson
   Posted Mon January 20, 2014
Dad, I love you! You have been a wonderful Father-in-law to me and I will miss you deeply! I hold dearly all of our adventures, outings, and story telling. Your acceptance of me into your family has meant the world to me.
I hold you close to my heart!

Donna Moore-Lavoie
   Posted Tue January 21, 2014
Cal, I sure treasured our friendship and time together over the past several were there for me when I lost Paul and my own Dad and it meant so much. You loved life and LIVED life ...and I don't think you ever met a person who didn't become a friend!!!! I will miss seeing you but was privileged to have your consider me your "Florida daughter"!!!!! Love, Donna

Corliss Seipt
   Posted Tue January 21, 2014

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Your good friends.

Our deepest sympathy with love and prayers from the Cogswell football gang. Dory and Ken, Dick and Lisa, Barb and Doreen, SaraLee,Kathy and Gary, and Brian and Lynda

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