Robert L. Thompson, 78, of Lakeview, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at his residence.
He was born July 9, 1936, in Urbana, to the late Ernest and Elizabeth Helfrich Thompson. He also was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Watson and Justine Richards; brothers, Albert and Ernest C. “Tommy” Thompson, and grandson, Loren Standley.
Mr. Thompson served in the U.S. Army, and worked for the Champaign County Engineer’s Office.
On Oct. 22, 1960, he married the former Mary Markin and she survives, along with his daughter, Jenny (Roy) Standley; sons, Bruce, Robert Lee (Michele) II and Rick Thompson; grandchildren, Michael Conley, Elisha Standley, Casandra (Clark) Ladd and Robert III, Lindsey, Danielle, Colin, Layne, Layla and Hunter Thompson; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Jean and Nancy Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.
A member of Indian Lake Moose Lodge 1533 and Indian Lake Eagles 3615, he enjoyed walking and riding his golf cart.
A memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the charities of the donors’ choices.
Arrangements were handled by Jennings Farley Funeral Home & Crematory, West Liberty, where condolences may be expressed at jenningsfarley.com.