The Life of Willie R. Thompson

Willie Robert "Bob" Thompson, beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away on June 24, 2017. Bob was born on March 29, 1947 in Akron, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father, Phil Thompson; mother, Jessie L. Thompson; and brother, Phillip Thompson, Jr. He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife of 43 years, Oletha McQueen Thompson; three children, Tresa (Whitney) Robinson, Robert Thompson, and Courtney (Hope) Maswoswe; six grandchildren, Trevor and Spencer Robinson, Jonathan and Jessika Thompson, Desha Neal, Bobbi-Jai Jordan; and four great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis K. Thompson of Rochester, N.Y.; brother, Frankie (Lynette) Thompson and sister-in-law, Mildred Thompson both of Akron; and a host of relatives and friends. His kindness, wisdom, and commitment to Christ will remain an inspiration to all. Family and friends will celebrate his life at the Arlington Church of God, 539 S. Arlington Street, Akron, OH 44306 on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 12 noon. Calling hours will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pastor Lorenzo Shepherd eulogizing. Entombment at Mt. Peace Cemetery. (Murray-Wellington Funeral Home of Alliance, 330-821-5650)

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