Bobby Don Thompson
March 28, 1938 – June 6, 2018
Bobby Don Thompson born March 28, 1938 to Anna Faye and R. E. Thompson in Wichita Falls, Texas, passed June 6, 2018.
Bob graduated from Wichita Falls Senior High School and attended Midwestern State University. His career began with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals as a Pharmaceutical Rep, earning many awards, including Senior Professional Representative, a highly prestigious award few employees receive.
Bob was very active and involved in the community. He was a member of the Kiowa Kooks, a group of individuals who cook for non-profit organizations to raise funds for MSU scholarships. He had a passion for running and was an active member of the Wichita Falls Runners Club. He ran many 10K, half marathons, and marathons including the Boston Marathon.
He volunteered for Interfaith Ministries, as a board member and then as the board president. While at Interfaith he was instrumental in leading others to raise funds to build a new building and provide a better environment to assist needy members of the Wichita Falls community.
In addition, he volunteered for the Kemp Center for the Arts and became a board president. He led the board in supporting the inclusion of the Woman's Forum as an extension of the Kemp. He also served the community as a board member of the food bank. Bob was also instrumental in the start-up of the Faith Mission / Refuge.
Preceded in death by his parents Anna Faye and RE Thompson. Survived by his wife, Kitty Thompson; brother in law Jerry Brazil and wife Ann of Overland Park, KA; children Sheila Matthews and husband Jim of Carlsbad, CA; Dawn Duffy of Wichita Falls, TX; Trent Thompson and wife Juanita of Wichita Falls, TX; James Deric Cowan and wife Lori of Seattle, WA; Darla Fieldsend and husband Gary of Euless, TX; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday June 8th from 6 - 8pm at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home. Funeral service will be in Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home's chapel on Saturday at 9am. Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park.
Please consider honoring Bob with a donation to one of the following: Interfaith Outreach Services, Kemp Center of the Arts, or Faith Mission / Refuge. On-line condolences welcomed at www.HamptonVaughanCrestview.com
- Vern Huffines
- Larry Fieldsend
- Don Hamlin
- David Wiist
- Mike Bullitt
- Carlton Carr
- Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018
- Interment Saturday, June 9, 2018
Bobby Don Thompson
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June 9, 2018
I will always remember running with Bob and rooming together when we went out of town for races. We had so much fun! Bob, you will be missed!