|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1947|
|Death: ||May 9, 2012|
STATESBORO, Ga. — Mr. Robbie Glenn Thompson, age 64, died Wednesday, May 9th, 2012, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility. Born in Savannah, Georgia, to the late Richard Grady Thompson and Cleo Martin Thompson, he moved to Statesboro as an infant and resided until the age of 6. He moved to Kentucky at the age of 6 and lived there until joining the Marines while in the 10th grade. Robbie served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two tours during the Vietnam War. For his service, Robbie received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Rifle Marksmanship Badge and a Purple Heart. Upon the completion of his military service, Robbie moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked for General Motors. Robbie met Rachael Wall during this time and the two married in 1970 and remained in Ohio until 1980, when they moved to Statesboro. He was employed with Sheppard Lumber Company in Brooklet for several years and with Georgia Southern University from 1993 until his retirement in 2005 as the auditorium manager of the Russell Union. Dedicated to his country and his military service, Robbie served as a student advisor to ROTC members at Georgia Southern University. He was a Boy Scout leader for several years and received his Wood Badge Training.
He was a member of the Statesboro New Covenant Church. Robbie was an avid motor-cyclist and was a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, Christian Motorcyclist Association (CMA) and the Southern Thunder Cruisers.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Rachael Thompson of Statesboro; a son and his fiancé, Raymond L. Thompson and Lisa Ramey of Statesboro; a daughter, Rebecca Melanie Thompson of Savannah; three grandchildren, Alya, Vincent and Zachary; and his adopted brothers and sisters, Eric and Georgette Thompson, Penny and Mickey NeSmith, Pam Thompson and Phyllis Thompson Warnock, all of Statesboro, and Paula Hendrix of Sumter, S.C.
The funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. C.B. Easterling officiating, assisted by the Rev. David McClendon. Inter-ment, with military honors, will be in the Eastside Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Patriot Guard Riders, CMA, Southern Thunder Cruisers and ABATE-11.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, May 11, 2012
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