Charles Lee Tompkins, 78, a resident of Independence, MO passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO. He was born November 14, 1943 in Kansas City, MO to Willard and Mary Elizabeth (Wyman) Tompkins.
Charles was united in marriage to Carole Jeanne Walters on July 28, 1962 in Oklahoma. He owned Tompkins Carpet Company. Charles was also a professional drag racer as well as a professional bass fisherman. In his spare time Charles enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family.
Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carole Tompkins of Independence, MO; children, Kelly Lynne Tompkins of Independence, MO, Brian Lee Tompkins and wife Bridgette of Gallatin, MO, and their children, Alexx Tompkins, Brianna Tompkins, Daltonn Tompkins, Kharlie McLeod and her husband Daren, Mandy Rachelle Brown and husband Joseph of Independence, MO, and their children, Kelsie Thomas and husband Dakota, Malorie Walker and husband Ellis, Colton Brown; Dustin Michael McCoy Tompkins of Independence, MO; 4 great-grandchildren. Charles is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Carrie Lee Tompkins; sister, Mary Jean Wright.
Charles will be cremated per his wishes. The family will celebrate Charles’s life at his daughter Mandy’s home from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2022. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Charles and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchpael.com.