(Published in Enid, OK. News, Sat. Sept. 13, 2003 - with picture)
ROBERT LEE THOMPSON
The graveside service for Robert Lee Thompson, 85, will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, OK. Harold Swartz will officiate. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Garfield Lodge No. 501. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Vance Air Force Base Silver Talon Honor Guard. Arrangements are by Brown-Cummings Funeral Home, Enid, OK.
He was born May 22, 1918, at Telephone, Texas to Stephen and Minnie VanZant Thompson, and died Thurs., Sept. 11, 2003 at Greenbrier Nursing Home in Enid, OK.
He grew up in Maud, OK., played high school football. He served stateside during World War II as a military policeman.
He married Patricia McMenamy Dec. 9, 1942. He worked for Jones-Spicer Co. and Dowell Division of Dow Chemical before working for Halliburton in 1948, retiring in 1973. During his career, he worked in seven locations in Kansas and Oklahoma as a cementer, equipment operator and bulk plant foreman. He was a member of the crew that performed the first frac job for Halliburton in Kansas. Following his retirement, he moved to Westville with his wife, Vada. They were married in 1957. He married Angie Hudson in 1997. He was a member of Masonic Lodge for 50 years.
Surviving are two sons, James Michael Thompson of Fort Wayne, IN., and Robert D. Thompson of Enid, OK.; a daughter, Constance Thompson of San Francisco, CA.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three wives.
Memorials may be made to Masonic Charities Foundation of Edmond, OK., with the funeral home acting as custodian of the fund.