Robert Thompson, 77, husband of Nancy Ross Kirby Thompson, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
A native of Lexington, he was born Dec. 12, 1936, to the late Ruben C. Thompson and Mary Grace Barnett Farris Thompson Tatman.
Bobby was an accomplished metal finisher. An avid gardener and fisherman, he loved to mow with his John Deere tractor and loved to sing "You are my Sunshine." He was quick witted and had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved the Lord and the Bible, his family and his beloved pets.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Connie Thompson (David) May of Lexington, Vickey Thompson (Tom) Fathergill of Lawrenceburg, and Robert D. Thompson of Lexington; three stepchildren, Andy (Mondi) Kirby and Kimberly (Chad) Walker, all of Lawrenceburg, and Kelli (Freddy) Salcido of Kingsport, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two brothers, Stoner (Joella) Tatman of Nicholasville and Billy (Edith) Thompson of Lexington; a sister, Mary Thompson Brown of Nicholasville; and numerous loved nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by six brothers, Joseph Farris, Ruben Farris, Fred Thompson, Bennie J. Thompson, Chester Thompson and Leon Thompson; two sisters, Refa Thompson and Daisy Farris; two grandchildren, Tina May and Joshua Thompson; and his first wife Oma Thompson Abner.
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, March 9 at First Baptist Church of Lawrenceburg, 111 N. Main St. beginning at 2 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Anderson County Humane Society, or an organization of your choice.
The family extends a special thank you to Bobby's Hospice nurse, Amy Haden.
The Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.