Robert D. “Bud” Thompson, age 81, of Urbana, Ohio passed away at 7:21 A.M. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Green Hills Community in West Liberty, Ohio.
He was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio January 25, 1938, to the late Herman S. and Oletha (Phillipi) Thompson. Bud was also preceded in death by a son, Nathan R. Thompson November 9, 2010; his brothers, John (Winnie) Thompson, Norman (Doris) Thompson, Glenn (Marcia) Thompson, Phil Thompson and an infant sister, Donna Thompson.
On July 9, 1961, he married Nancy Weymouth and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Stephen (Carol Sue) Thompson, Teresa Jennings, and Tamara Russell; grandchildren, Bradley and Megan Thompson, Nathalie and Katie Thompson, Jaclyn (Quintin) Neidhart, Heidi Russell, and Adam Jennings; a brother, Herman (Diane) Thompson; a sister, Roberta (Arnold) Brunotte; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Thompson-Penhorwood; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Thompson and several nieces and nephews.
Bud was a 1957 graduate of West Liberty High School and a United States Navy Veteran who served from 1958 to 1962. Bud was a bricklayer locally building brick homes and fireplaces for local families. He worked in Columbus and helped build the State Building there and was a member of the Columbus Bricklayer Union Local. He also sold trailers at Westside Trailer Sales. Bud was a twin and was fortunate to have twin daughters. He enjoyed classic cars and going to classic car shows. All who loved and knew Bud will miss him.
Pastor Matthew Williams will officiate a graveside service at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty. The Logan County Veterans Honor Guard will provide military rites at the cemetery.
The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty.