ThompsonCapt Robert E. Thompson, U.S. Air Force (Ret), 78, of Fair Oaks, CA. died Friday, July 11, 2014, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Elkton, MD, son of the late James Thompson and Bessie Mae (Patterson) Thompson.

Robert was retired from the United States Air Force as a Capt;  he was a Navigator and part of a flight crew. Robert was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, spending 515 days in-country.

Robert performed various jobs after retiring from the Air Force. He was a Loving father.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, Patricia (Raleigh) Thompson, he is survived by three children, Anne E. Tower of California, Robert E. Thompson Jr of Nevada, and Peri J. Thompson of California. Robert is also the father of the late Michael J. Thompson. Robert is survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Robert is survived by his sister Mae Thornton of Md; brothers John Thompson of Florida, and Thomas Thompson of California. William “Ervie” Thompson (deceased) James Thompson Jr. (deceased) sister Mazetta (Thompson) Beal (deceased).

A Celebration of Life service was held on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014.