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Robert E. Thompson

Born: Thu., Aug. 23, 1923
Died: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
Location: Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
Location: Mt. Zion Baptist Church

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Robert E. Thompson, age 96, of West Sunbury passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at his residence.

Robert was born August 23, 1923 in Prospect, PA.  He was the son of the late Joseph M. Thompson and the late Harriet A. Stuart Thompson. Robert was a 1942 graduate of Tarentum High School and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  He was raised in Prospect and took care of the family farm, which is now part of Moraine State Park, when his father turned ill.  Robert was a truck driver.

Robert is survived by his wife of 65 years, Florence “Flo” Stone Thompson, whom he married on March 29, 1954; two daughters, Cheryl(Tom)Cherry of Freeport and Terri(Rick)Wagner of West Sunbury; four sons, Curtis(Marilyn)Thompson of Yorktown, VA, Bret (Melissa)Thompson of Hunstville, TX, Vernon(Linda)Thompson of West Sunbury and Neal(Bobby)Thompson of Wesley Chapel, FL; eighteen grandchildren, Chad, Brian, Philip, Gregory, Benjamin, Jeremy, Joshua, Scott, Rick, Chastity, Jin, Melanie, Jenn, Sherri, Carrie, Heather, Ashley and Emily and nine great grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by two sons, Darryl and Keith, five brothers Joseph, Manford, Walter, Raymond and Melvin and four sisters, Grace, Mildred “Millie”, Hazel, and Margaret “Peg”.

The family will receive friends at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2251 Prospect Road, Prospect, PA 16052 from 10 to Noon Saturday, October 19, 2019.  Services will follow at 12: P.M. at the church with Rev. Kenneth Thompson, Robert’s nephew, officiating.

Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2251 Prospect Road, Prospect, PA 16052.

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Ralph & Stella Hotz
   Posted Tue October 22, 2019
Flo and family, we are sorry for your loss. May God bless you all. Ralph & Stella

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