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Robert Dale Thompson

May 19, 1952 – February 28, 2014

On the day of February 28, 2014, Robert Dale Thompson (Bob) left his earthly body to go home to his Father God.

He was lovingly and adoringly born on May 19, 1952, to Robert Dale Thompson and Anna Eden Thompson, and was the brother to Debbie. Bob was raised in the valley, Culver City, Reseda, California. He had such an eventful life for the short time he was here. He had so many favorite memories: Lake Tahoe, Boy Scouts, his family dog “Jock.”

His folks started his athletic career at the young age of six, introducing him to Little League baseball, and he took off from there. He continued to love baseball all the way through high school and into L.A. City College. where he was noted to play professional baseball. He was a great athlete, but he was drafted, and chose the U.S. Army. There, he went on to become an 82nd Airborne Ranger, and was also prestigiously awarded Italian Jump Wings! One of his duties in Italy was a life guard in the Raging Ocean. He was a cook as well.

Bob went on with his life and finished his service to the United States. He met the Love of his life in 1978; in 1982 Bob and Jacque were married and became one. They had Robert Dale Thompson III in 1984 and, two years later, had William Thomas Thompson in 1986, and they are his pride and joy. Bob and Jacque raised their boys in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where Bob was a construction contractor all through the mountain valley. He was a contractor for the rich and famous. They all loved him, too.

Bob raised his boys with baseball as well. Teaching and coaching, he was very knowledgeable at baseball, and touched many young children’s lives. Even when they couldn’t hit the ball, he taught them to make contact with the ball. He was an inspiration to every life he entered. He was a very giving and selfless man; he always thought of others before himself.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jacque, of 31 years and their two boys, Bobby and Billy. Also his Mother, Anna Warner of San Diego, and his sister, Debbie Glenn, also of San Diego. His Uncle Dick Rosiejka of Thousand Oaks, and two nephews, their spouses and children, and numerous cousins and thousands of friends from all over. And last, Sammy.

Bob will be missed greatly by those who he loved and that love him. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Shipman Funeral Home Chapel with Life Celebrant Anita J. Shipman officiating. Services are under the direction of Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory in Wagoner, Oklahoma.


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