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Retired U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert Leroy ‘Bob’ Thompson, 75, received the greatest miracle of all when he left his earthly home and entered his heavenly home into the presence of our Lord on Friday, April 29, 2016.
A native of Huntington, W.Va., he was born February 2, 1941, to the late Roy and Lola Mae Thompson.
After accepting the Lord as a teenager, he was called into the ministry in radio, as well as singing with the Perry Sister Gospel Group from Huntington, W.Va. He was stationed in Norfolk, serving 22 years in the U.S. Navy with three tours of duty in Vietnam. He received many awards, including the Navy Achievement Award.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Natasha Thompson; great-grandson, Makhai Thompson; and mother-in-law, Sarah Powell.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Jean (Powell) Thompson; son, Tony L. Thompson (Barbara); daughter, Pamala J. Woodworth (Jay); stepson, Thomas (Eddie) Kellum III; stepdaughter, Amy M. Eveland (Richard); eight grandchildren, Joshua Thompson (Becky), Jennifer Kutasi, Sheena Thompson, Jessica Douglas (Joshua), Alexis Kellum, Lane Kellum, Tyler Eveland and William (Will) Eveland; three great-grandchildren, Taija Thompson, Jaidyn Thompson and Kailum Thompson; and sister, Linda Thompson Steele (Claude) of Huntington, W.Va.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at World Outreach Worship Center officiated by Pastor Russell Evenson, Pastor Bob Collins and Pastor Norman Rush Jr. Everyone is encouraged to visit with the family at 2 p.m. prior to the memorial service. Interment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188; or the Missionaries/The Building Fund at World Outreach Worship Center, 1233 Shields Road, Newport News, VA 23608.
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