Obituary for Mr. Robert "Bob" P. Thompson

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Mr. Robert "Bob" P. Thompson

February 1, 1932 - August 23, 2018

Robert P. “Bob” Thompson, age 86, passed away Thursday morning, August 23, 2018 at Greenwood Healthcare Center.  He was a resident of Brown County and a former resident of Kentucky.

Bob was born February 1, 1932, in Hart City, Kentucky, to his parents, the late Arville and Dovey (Roller) Thompson. He attended school in Kentucky and went on to serve as a Private First Class with the Company B 1st Engineer Combat Battalion of the United States Army during the Korean War.

Bob retired in 1986 as a mechanic for Amtrack in Beech Grove after 27 years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed trading, swapping and junking. Bob also enjoyed tending to his garden, reading western books by his favorite authors, Louis Lamoure and Zane Gray. He was a member of the Morgantown General Assembly and Church of the First Born and worked for 11 years as a Disc Jockey at Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom.

Bob is survived by his children, Cheryl (Ronald) Cunningham of Morgantown, Debbie Sciscoe and Delores Brummett both of Martinsville, Mike (Dodie) Thompson of Bonneville, KY and Nellie (Gary) Phillips of Williams; siblings; Mary Fields, Ronnie Thompson and Marvin (Delinda) Thompson all of Kentucky; 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sons, David Thompson and Donald Thompson, grandson, Eric Crutcher; siblings, Bubb, Bill and James Calvin Thompson, and an infant sister.

Bro. Roger Bunch will conduct a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with military rites presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Bob to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St. Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Condolences may be made to the Thompson family at

Information:  (812) 597-4670




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Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018


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Born: February 1, 1932
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