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Robert Lee Thompson February 9, 1927 – March 31, 2019

Robert Lee Thompson, 92, of Brunswick, MO passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Brunswick Nursing Home in Brunswick, MO. Funeral services will be held at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick, MO on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. Reverend Lanny Lybarger officiating. No visitation will be held. Burial will be in Elliott Grove Cemetery in Brunswick, MO.

Robert was born on February 9, 1927 in Brunswick, MO, the son of John and Mary (Pearman) Thompson.  Robert attended school in Brunswick, MO and enlisted in the Army in October of 1945.  He completed his basic training at Fort Crowder, MO, a special military training center for the Army Signal Corps.

Robert served overseas during WWII in and around Frankfurt, Germany.  He received the Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany).  Robert honorably served his country until March of 1947.  On October 13, 1947, Robert was united in Marriage to Pauline Honn in Brunswick, MO.  They helped raise their niece, Sandra Jean Riggins.

Robert worked as a movie projectionist at the Roxie Movie Theater, the Eljon Movie theater, and worked as a clerk at Kelliker’s Cigar Store.  Robert loved fishing, working on boats, racing boats, and spending time with family and friends.

He was a member of the American Legion Rucker-McAllister Post #7 in Brunswick, MO, Keytesville V.F.W., and Cleve Iman V.F.W. in Salisbury, MO.

Robert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Pauline, his parents, and his brother-in-law, Thomas Honn.

He is survived by a niece, Sandra Jean Riggins of Columbia, MO; four cousins, Mary Jane Meyer of Brunswick, MO, Nancy Lybarger of DeWitt, MO, Patricia Elsberry of Jefferson City, MO, and Larry Pearman of Independence, MO; one sister-in-law, Margaret Bushnell of Higbee, MO; and his long-time friends, Rick and Beth DeRenzy of Brunswick, MO.

Pallbearers will be Steve Harmon, Will Haskamp, Rick DeRenzy, Brent Dickerson, Kevin Meyer, and Jesse Lybarger.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the American Legion Rucker-McAllister Post #7 in Brunswick, MO.  Donations may be left at or mailed to Breshears Memorial Chapel, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO, 65236.

 

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