|Robert C. Russell Thompson
August 8, 1945 – February 28, 2020
Robert C. Russell Thompson went home to be with our Lord and Savior on February 28, 2020 at St. Joseph Regional Med Center.
Robert was born in Delong, IN, to Roy and Ruby (Chaney) Thompson on August 8, 1945. After graduating from Aubbee High School, Bob
joined the U.S. Army, where he served for 3 years. On October 22, 1971, Bob married Sandra Messer, who survives.
Bob worked at Sealed Power Corp. until their closure and retired from Dana Corp.. He then went to work for the U.S. Postal Service
where he was postmaster of the Delong Post Office. He was known for always having candy for all the kids who came into the office.
In his younger days, Bob was an excellent swimmer and spent many days swimming in the Tippecanoe River and jumping off the bridge.
He loved playing all sports. Bob lived in Delong almost his entire life and accumulated many memories, which he loved to share with
anyone who would listen. He loved old movies and tv shows, 50s rock-n-roll music, and was an avid sports fan. Bob loved to sing and
one of his favorite things to do was singing with the Plowboys at Mt. Hope Church.
Bob was an active member of the Delong Gospel Lighthouse Church for many years and called Mr. Hope Church his home church as
well. He taught adult Sunday school, performed in many church plays, and gave the message on many occasions at both churches. He
was a role model and friend to all the kids at church and in the community. Bob was devoted to his family and had a very special
relationship with his little buddy, grandson Edwin.
Bob is survived by his wife, daughters: Kimberly (Kenny) Owens of Kokomo, IN and Julie (Tony) Scott of Delong; grandson Edwin;
siblings: Candy (Shelby) Howard, Ron (Barb) Thompson, and John (Pickles) Clingler; many nieces, nephews, and good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Myles Scott, a brother, two sisters, and a stepfather.
A time of visitation will be held at the Delong Gospel Lighthouse Church, Delong, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
EST Funeral services will follow at 2:00pm. Burial will be in Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Kidney Fund.