On behalf of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Poultry Federation, it is my pleasure to welcome the family of Howard Thompson as we posthumously honor and induct him into the North Carolina Poultry Hall of Fame.
Would his wife, Clarice, and the other Thompson family members present tonight please come forward at this time for the presentation and photographs.
Howard Thompson was a true poultry industry leader in North Carolina. He loyally served in an exemplary manner both the industry and the Federation. A long-time member of the Federation’s Board of Directors, Howard served as its President dining the year 1978-79.
Having working in poultry management for 40 years, Howard will most notably be for his many years of loyal service at Wayne Farms in Dobson, North Carolina where he retired in 1995. Many members of Howard’s Wayne Farms family are also here to join us in honoring Howard tonight.
Howard Thompson was active not only in the poultry industry, but was very active in his church, where he faithfully served as a deacon and an adult Sunday School teacher. He was also actively involved in several local civic organizations.
Tonight we honor Howard Thompson in a lasting and special way for his character, his integrity, and the legacy of his many positive contributions to the poultry- food industry in North Carolina by inducting him posthumously into the North Carolina Poultry Hall of Fame.