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Robert Huston Thompson

Death 22 Feb 2009 (aged 70)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 131653538 · View Source
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GAINESVILLE, Va. — Robert Huston Thompson, Ph.D., age 70, departed this life on Sunday, February 22, 2009 in Gainesville, Va. surrounded by family. He was born December 29, 1938 in Beckley, W.Va. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Guadalupe; four children, Barbara, Dean, Dale and Paul ; eight grandchildren; and six brothers and sisters, William and wife Ann, Richard and wife Mary Ann, Tommy and Sammy, Juanita Bowles White, Martha Jean McMurry and husband Alan. Bob was a dedicated husband and father, and he considered his family precious. He was the son of the late Homer and Agnes Thompson, born 1-6-1916 and died 1-24-2006 of Montcalm, W.Va. A graduate of Virginia Tech Aeronautical Engineering in 1960, Bob retired from NASA after a 30 year career in Federal Civil Service. He enjoyed his 20 years of retirement vacationing with family on snow skiing and scuba diving trips, beach vacations, and golfing with friends. Funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, Va. on March 9, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. preceded by the Rosary at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent in his memory to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Building Fund at 8213 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville, Virginia 20155, or the American Cancer Society or Capital Hospice in Gainesville, Va.Akard Funeral Home of Bristol, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.To leave personal condolences online, visit

Published in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on 3/7/2009

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