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Bobby R. Thompson

August 11, 1940 ~ April 27, 2022 (age 81)


Bobby R. Thompson, age 81, of Lawton passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton. 

Bobby was born on August 11, 1940 in Bluefield, West Virginia to Clarence and Pearl (Ellis) Thompson. He enlisted in the United States Army on August 16, 1957 at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. He proudly served his country for over twenty-three years before retiring in October of 1980 as a Command Sergeant Major (CSM). While in the Army, he received numerous awards, medals and commendations to include attending Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, achieving a Bachelor of Science degree.  Bobby married the love of his life, Hilda Lulei, in Germany. He was a good storyteller and told them with enthusiasm, which everyone enjoyed. Bobby was a good, loving and caring father. He enjoyed traveling in his RV, reading, gardening, and DIY projects but most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Pearl (Ellis) Thompson; one sister, Nancy Wade and one brother, Eugene Thompson, Bobby is survived by his wife, Hilda Thompson of Lawton; three sons, Robert Thompson and wife Sharon of Lawton, Michael Thompson of Granger, Indiana and Stephen Thompson of Mishawaka, Indiana and one grandson, Jacob Thompson of Granger, Indiana along with numerous other relatives and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bobby’s honor to a charity of your choice.  

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May 3, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
6210 NW Cache Road
Lawton, OK 73505

Graveside Service
May 4, 2022

1:00 PM
Ft. Sill National Cemetery
2468 Jake Dunn Rd.
Elgin, OK 73538

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