Robert K. "Bob" Thompson
The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Tuesday,
June 17, 1986.
Robert K. "Bob" Thompson, 65, 1500 Pace Avenue, died at 3:02 a.m.
June 16, 1986, in Good Samaritan Hospital.
Mr. Thompson was born November 5, 1920, in Mt. Vernon, a son of
Charles J. and Ruth D. (Dodds) Thompson. On October 18, 1941, at
St. Charles, Missouri, he married Marian L. Manley, who survives.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home with
the Very Rev. Robert D. Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in
Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at Hughey Funeral Home after 6
Mr. Thompson was associated with, and held several positions with
The Register News for 39 years, serving last as general manager.
Following that he worked for Century 21 Bee Realtors as a real estate
In addition to his wife, Mr. Thompson is survived by one son, Charles
R. Thompson of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. John S. (Charlotte)
Suhler of Darien, Connecticut, and Mrs. Chris G. (Debi) Dixon of
Breese; one brother, William D. Thompson of Warrensburg, Mo.; five
grandchildren, Ashley, Courtney and Brooke Suhler and Charlee and
Casey Dixon; and several neices and nephews.
Mr. Thompson was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church. He was
also a member of the Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge No. 31 AF & AM,
Ainad Shrine Temple of East St. Louis, Jeffeson County Shrine Club,
Oakwood Cemetery Board, Green Hills Country Club and Mt. Vernon Moose
Lodge. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or the Oakwood Cemetery
and will be accepted at the funeral home. Mr. Thompson was preceded
in death by his parents and grandparents.
Submitted by "Family Links"
March 28, 2002