January 28, 1951 - August 26, 2019
Robert “Bob” Thomas, age 68, of Lamar, MO passed away Monday, August 26, 2019, at Truman Healthcare. He had been placed there July 1, 2019, after battling many years of breathing illness.
Bob was born January 28, 1951, to Roy and Leota Thomas in Pasadena, CA. He was one of four siblings, two boys, two girls. Bob grew up loving sports and the outdoors. He was a little league coach for eight seasons in both Glendora and Covina, CA. His favorite baseball teams were the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels. Bob also enjoyed football, favoring the Los Angeles Rams. Some of his most enjoyed past times were camping, spending time with friends, restoring old Chevys, watching westerns, listening to blues and jazz music, and relaxing with his dog.
Bob relocated to Missouri to work with his uncle doing demolition. He went on to work at Schreiber Bacon in Carthage, MO, and later, O’Sullivan Industries of Lamar, MO in shipping and receiving until it closed in 2007.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents and his two sisters, Diane and Laurie, all of California. He is survived by his brother, Richard, his nephew, Dylan, his nieces, Erin and Samantha of Glendora, California, extended family, friends, neighbors, and his beloved dog, Dodger.
Bob will be laid to rest alongside his family in Forest Lawn Cemetery in California.
Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home.
Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com
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