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Robert Thompson

November 6, 1924 – April 8, 2017

Robert Thompson
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Obituary for Robert Thompson

Thompson, Robert "Bob," of Waynesville, passed away on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at the age of 92. He was born on November 6th, 1924 to Robert Thompson and Mamie Thompson (Upton). Robert served in the Army during World War II. He courageously stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-day and got dropped behind enemy lines to do surveillance on radio intelligence. He served bravely and returned a hero. Once he was home, he started taking ballroom dancing classes during the jitterbug craze, where he met the love of his life, Edie. Together they danced their way through life, enjoying nothing more than time spent together.

Robert worked as a machine and tool designer at Bendix Corporation (previously Sheffield Corporation) for nearly 30 years. For Bob, the best part of the job was being able to use his hands, something he looked for in his hobbies as well. He did a lot of tinkering and dabbled in photography. He learned to make beautiful things out of stained glass, and built and flew remote controlled planes, and real ones too. He went skydiving, assembled cars, and baked strawberry rhubarb pies, all with his crafty and gifted hands. Not only were his hands gifted, he was also an incredible runner. He ran in many races, including 5 times at the Boston Marathon, and could still run long distances into his eighties. For all these things, and many more, Bob will be remembered, but his story would not be complete without the mention of he and Edie sitting on lawn chairs in their garage, drinking Miller High Life, eating nuts and waiting for neighbors and friends to pass by. This is how they will be remembered in the minds of so many.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 62 years, Edmonia Thompson. He is survived by daughter Sandra King Paxton (Dan) of Barrington, Illinois; granddaughter, Jessica Young (Ryan); great-granddaughter, Chloe Paxton; Dan's children, Dan Paxton, Jr., and Melissa Morris (Kirk) and their children, Aidan, Austin, Brody, and Kate.

The family will receive friends and family on Monday, April 10th, 2017 at CONNER & KOCH Life Celebration Home, 92 West Franklin Street BELLBROOK, OH 45305, from 10 am to 11:30 am. Funeral Services will begin at 11:30 am. Burial will follow at Bellbrook Cemetery.

You are welcome to send flowers or a condolence to the family at www.ConnerAndKoch.com by clicking on his name.



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First Visitation

When Monday, April 10th, 2017, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location
CONNER & KOCH Life Celebration Home
Address
92 West Franklin Street
Bellbrook, OH
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Service Information

When
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, 12:00pm
Location
CONNER & KOCH Life Celebration Home
Address
92 West Franklin Street
Bellbrook, OH
Service Extra Info
The Patriot Guard will conduct their final salute at the beginning of the service

Interment Information

Location
Bellbrook Cemetery
Address
3939 Upper Bellbrook Rd., 3939 Upper Bellbrook Rd.
Bellbrook, OH