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Robert L. Thomas

Robert "Bob" L. Thomas, age 83, of Holts Summit and formerly of Linn, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at his residence.

Bob was born October 10, 1931, in Vosholl, a son to the late Ray Alexander and Eliza May (Mantle) Thomas.

Bob was a 1952 graduate of Linn High School. Bob served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the US Army earning a Bronze Service Star.

After competing his military service Bob worked for McGraw-Edison, Westinghouse and ABB before retiring in 1998.

Bob had served as Past Post Commander of the Linn VFW Post 4756. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Bob is survived by: one son, Scott Thomas and his wife Sheila of Holts Summit; two daughters, Janet Wiegand of Linn and Dana Graham of Westphalia; three brothers, Jerry Thomas and his wife Kathy of Holts Summit, Harry Thomas and his wife Theresa of Hazelwood and John Thomas and his wife Rose of Arnold; one sister, Dixie Thomas of Loose Creek; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by three brothers, Omar, Ray "Babe" and Lawrence "Buck" Thomas, two sisters, Evelyn Thomas and Georgia Stuesse as well as a son-in-law, Steven Graham.

A time of sharing will be held from noon until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2104 at Morton Chapel. Burial will follow in the Linn Public Cemetery with full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to Linn VFW Post 4756.

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To the Thomas family I saw Bob recently with his son at Mel's Diner in Jeff City, Mo. We visited a short while as I sat across from him. We realized and spoke for a little while. I am so glad I saw him and met his son for the first time. We go back many years to all his older brothers and sister. I am very sorry for your loss and you will miss him dearly. All of you are in my prayers and as you well know this is not easy to give up yet another brother who you love so much. Like my family I start counting who is left and draws us closer together. Hugs and my prayers to all of you. Betty "Betsy Voss" Edwards

Elizabeth Betsy Voss Edwards Jan 6 2015 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bob at McGraw-Edison many years ago and enjoyed seeing him at our last reunion.

Ralph Dudley Dec 14 2014 12:00 AM

Words can not express our condolences, Bob will be greatly missed.

Kenneth Connell Dec 14 2014 12:00 AM

I wanted to extend my sympathy to your family. I am Harry and Theresa's niece and was a classmate of Janet's. I remember your dad being a kind person. Janet had a sleepover party a long time ago, about fifth grade, with lots of girls spending the night. Bob cooked burgers for everyone and listened to some loud Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five late into the night. The next morning he helped me especially with trying to figure out how to open those little cereal boxes that if you opened it right--it also worked as the bowl. I'm pretty sure he had to get me a real bowl becausee I had milk spilling everywhere. I've always remembered that about him.

Elaine Neuner Hunt Dec 14 2014 12:00 AM