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Bobby Earl Thompson


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Bobby Earl Thompson Obituary
SHERMAN - Bobby was born on December 3rd, 1929 in Sherman, Texas, the son of Earl Thompson and Amanda Crowell Thompson. He died Thursday, February 6, 2014. He was a Baptist and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He served 14 years in the United States Army Reserves. Bobby worked for Texas Laundry Service, Hales Trailer, Olsen Body Shop and Hitchcock Industries where he retired. He became a selr-employed toy maker.

He had his own radio show on KRRV from 1947-54 and his own TV show on KXII in the 1960's. Bobby was a talented steel guitar player. He was the founder of the original Texoma Playboys Country Band, played steel fro Churck Willis & the Nighthawk Band (formerly The Misfits) for many years.

Bobby is survived by his children: sons Robert Thompson and wife Tracey, Roger Thompson and wife D'Awn, daughter, Rhonda Jackson Valle and husband Juan, all of Sherman.

Services for Bobby Earl will be held on at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Dannel Funeral Home and interment will be at West Hill Cemetery in the Veterans section. Family visitation will be from 6 - 7 p.m. on Monday at Dannel Funeral Home.
Published in The Herald Democrat from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2014
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