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George Robert Thompson Obituary
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December 07, 2016

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March 8, 2009
I shall never forget Bob, as he was my neighbor on East "B" Street and Iowa Avenue in Belleville. What an athlete Bob was. He played a great first base for the 1948 Hilgards Legion Team when they won the state and regional titles.
Bob was always a soft spoken playmate and a fine student at BTHS.
I haven't seen Bob since his big motorcycle accident. We visited at his home and reminisced. I always felt Bob would have played first base for the Giants -- but unfortunately a fellow named Cepeda made the squad that year and Bob lost his spot on the roster.
Poor health had kept me from attending the wake for Bob and his family, but I will always remember the times we spent together. Any note about Bob has to include his "Aunt Jo" as she raised Bob as his mother died very young. Aunt Jo was Aunt Jo to all the kids in the neighborhood and was a great lady.
March 8, 2009
I am saddened by the death of my friend, Bobby Thompson, whom I admired as a great high school athlete even before I knew him as an outstanding policeman when I was an Assistant State's Atttorney. Bob hated crime as much as I did and he worked diligently to put a STOP to it! He had enormous respect, and used his impressive size and gentle nature to influence young people to stay on the proper paths to achieve beneficial citizenship. I'll miss his laugh and his friendly greeting, as much as East St. Louis has missed his towering presence!
March 7, 2009
RIP Thunder Man
The wheels are not stilled. They are just elevated a little higher now. Enjoy the heavenly winds of peace against your face where speed limits do not exist!
March 7, 2009
Bob was my first hero. As a 6 year old , growing up 'down the street' from Bobby ( as we knew him) he always had time to talk, and teach. He grew into a great athlete and a better man . HIs smile and his greatness of heart showed then, and though I have not seen 'BOBBY' for over 40 years, my memories are still fresh, and warm. ANd I thank him for the example he sat .
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