Robert Lee Thompson, 74

Robert Lee Thompson, 74, of Wabash, died at 11:31 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. He was born Feb. 17, 1946 in Rochester, to Frances and Katherine (Fitzpatrick) Thompson.

Bob was a 1964 graduate of Akron High School. He was a forklift operator at Wabash Alloys, retiring in 2005. Bob loved his trucks and entering them in car shows. He also enjoyed any sports, and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. 

He is survived by four children, Brad (Sara) Thompson of South Bend, TyAnn (James) Sutton of Paducah, Ky., Amanda (Andy) Castro and Ashley Powell, both of Wabash; eight grandchildren, Tara Stokes of South Bend, Deric (Erin) Stokes of Schererville, Marcus (Gina) Stokes of Crown Point, Montana Castro, Braxtyn Castro, Drew Castro, Blayne Powell, and Sophie Powell, all of Wabash; two great-grandchildren, Deric Stokes II and Dallas Stokes, both of Schererville; two step-grandchildren, Tyler Sutton and Kayla Sutton, both of Niles, Mich. and his brother, Ronald Thompson of Akron.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Dennis Thompson.

Funeral services will be private, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Kunkel Cruise In.

The memorial guest book for Bob may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Jan 11