Bobby La-Rue Thompson
Mr. Thompson, age 57, of Charlotte died April 25, 2011 at his residence in Charlotte.
Funeral service is 2:00pm Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Woodland Presbyterian Church. Visitation is 1:00pm at the church. Burial will be at Woodland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
He was a graduate of Harding High School. He was the first black baseball player to go to the major league from Charlotte. He was a professional baseball player with the Texas Rangers.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Thompson; mother Rachel Watt Thompson; three sons Marcus Herron, Bobby Thompson Jr. and Tido Thompson; daughter Machella Chisholm; brother Alfred Thompson; and six grandchildren.
King's Funeral Home is assisting the Thompson family.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 30, 2011.