Robert Blake Thompson

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Robert Blake Thompson, 86, of Fletcher, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019. A native of Greensboro, NC, he was a son of the late Louis Carlton and Nanny Mable Cox Thompson. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Louis Carlton Thompson, Jr., Richard Alan Thompson, Leland Earl Thompson, Sarah Thompson Byrd and Mary Thompson Whiteside. Robert served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Guilford College, attending on the GI Bill. He retired as Vice President of Giant Cement Co. after 40 years of service. He was a die-hard UNC Tar Heel basketball fan. He was an avid hourly FOX News watcher and he enjoyed listening to Rush Limbaugh daily. A staunch Republican, Robert was also an avid gun and coin collector. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Judith Ann Spencer Thompson; two daughters, Lisa Ann Thompson of Fletcher and Linda Thompson Hayes (Joe) of Lake Worth, FL; one son, Blake Thompson (Jennifer) of Fairview; one sister, Aline Thompson Harcum of Greensboro, NC; five grandchildren, Emily Lynne Hayes of Orlando, FL, Robert, Bo and Sam Thompson all of Fairview and Lindsey Kosydar of Clayton, NC as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Reverend Dwight Basham officiating. The family graciously asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to either ARC of Buncombe Co. or the Buncombe County Special Olympics.

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  1. When we visited the Thompsons, Robert and Judy always made us feel so welcome. Proud to be a grand parent of the same grand children as Robert and Judy’s. Also in laws of Blake.

  2. Judy ……we have and will continue to keep you ,Lisa and family in prayer …….many wil miss Robert …….we will also ……

  3. Oh Judy … we are called to weep with those who weep and indeed we are so sad that Bob has passed. It has been an honor and privilege to have had Bob as a dear friend. Great memories of traveling with him throughout the Carolinas, enjoying our common interest and hobby. Fondly remembering him always needing to find a lunch spot that served his beloved fried chicken livers and onions and occasionally ending our day with a fried baloney sandwich at your place! Bob will undoubtedly be deeply missed by all who knew him. We pray for you and Lisa, and your entire family as you grieve … may you all find true comfort and peace as we eagerly look forward to the Great Reunion one day! With much love and sympathy, ‘?Mike & Ellie Gentilini

  4. Dear Judy, Blake and Family

    So sorry to hear about your loss of Bob. He was a great guy and patient. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. I am a friend of Blake and Jennifer. We are sincerely sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Know many will miss Bob as will I. Fond memories of long ago, we all tend to loose contact. One memory of visiting Bob & Judy in Black Mountain, I think. I was probably 10-12 and visited with Mom & Dad. Another time Bob came through Salisbury, picked up myself & Roddy, took us to the beach where a lot of family were staying. The house was full, Roddy & I had to get a room across the street. One more, I was living at Yaupon Beach, stopped to get a burger on Long Beach Rd, there was Bob, Judy and family. Wish we all had not drifted so far apart. Know that one day we will all be together again in our Eternal Home.

  7. Judy, Always will think of Bob when I see a Giant tanker on the road. I recall attending many UNC games with you guys when I was associated with ACM during the Scavone days many years ago. Bob was a real gentleman and closer friend. I am glad that we can depend on the Great God of all comfort during these days. In Christ, Dale Robinson

  8. I met Bob 7 years ago and was his Lawn care Provider. Bob and I had a Very unique relationship. He was a Man of his word and a Man that I enjoyed being around and talking to outside when I would complete mowing operations. We talked about everything under the Sun!! He was an amazing Man and I will truly miss this Wonderful Man.

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