Robert (Bob, Gus)

Robert, (Bob, Gus) Thompson, 91, passed away March 25, 2023. He was born January 14, 1932 in Wadsworth, Ohio.

He proudly served in the Army during the Korean war from 1952 – 1954. In 1955 he married Barbara, (Fisher) and this past January they celebrated 68 years of marriage.

Bob worked at the Barefoot Sole Company and Bicksler Electric until he retired from Bicksler Electric at the age of 82.

Gus was a gifted athlete and was inducted into the Wadsworth Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 for his excellence in football, basketball, and baseball. Bob was a true family man and was happiest when the entire family was together. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, Indians games, Ohio State football, trips to Hilton Head with family, and anything outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Myrtle Thompson; sisters Nola and Winnie; brothers Hank, Frannie and Bill; daughter-in-law Dorothy and great grandson Jacob Robert Thompson.

Bob will be dearly missed by his wife Barb; son Bob Thompson; daughters Val (Jerry) Baughman, Karen (Fred) Smith; grandchildren Crystal, Christopher Robert (Lauren), Jessica and Jeff; great grandchildren Thurston, Sutton, Connor and Brodie, brothers Dick (Pauline) and Harold (Donna).

Services with Military Honors will be conducted 10:45 am Wednesday April 5, 2023 at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery information center at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Legion or Summa Hospice.