Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO

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  • Roger Thompson, 91, of Macon, MO, died Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Macon Health Care Center in Macon.
        Roger was born on July 30, 1921, at LaPlata, MO, the son of Walter and Lu Creta (Nichols) Thompson.  He married Darlene Hartsock on November 24, 1943.  Roger served his country in the U. S. Army from December, 1943, to April, 1946.  Roger was retired from the Macon County R-1 School system.  He was a deacon and member of First Baptist Church in Macon.  He enjoyed music, singing, sports and especially time with family and friends.  He was an avid Cardinal baseball fan.
        He is survived by a daughter, Neoma Cooper and husband, Troy of Green Bay, WI and a son, Walt Thompson and wife, Suzy of Macon; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
        He is preceded in death by his wife and sister.
        Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church in the Old Sanctuary in Macon with Brother Jim Bolin officiating.  Burial will be in the LaPlata Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 2, 2012, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Hutton McElwain Funeral Home in Macon.   Memorial gifts can be made to the Choir Music Fund at First Baptist Church in Macon.

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