Graveside services for Robert Wayne Thompson, 69, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Thompson died at 6:54 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born November 27, 1945, at Olden, Missouri, to George Boone Thompson and Delilah Blanche Thompson. Robert graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1964. Mr. Thompson was employed with DRS, formerly known as Southwest Truck Body, for twenty-four years. He was an avid horseman, was a member of the Missouri Fox Trotter Association and enjoyed playing pinochle. Mr. Thompson was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by two brothers, Richard Thompson, wife, Brenda, West Plains and Norman Eugene Thompson, wife, Donna, Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Kathy Hollingshad, husband, Guy and Wanda Heselton, all of West Plains; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents, one brother, George Alvin Thompson and one brother-in-law, Alvin Heselton, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.