We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Whinery Funeral Service
Bobby Joe Thompson was born on September 30, 1950, in Edmond, Oklahoma, to Charles Homer Thompson (March 13, 1915-May 24, 1996) and Florence Kiser Thompson (October 31, 1915-December 11, 2001). He passed away on December 29, 2021, in Elk City, Oklahoma. As a child and as a young man, he was a baseball phenom and was drafted out of high school by the Cincinnati Reds in 1968. Bobby opted to attend Oklahoma Christian where he was a key member of the championship baseball team. He joined the Air National Guard and served admirably until his honorable discharge following his graduation from college in 1972. His baseball career came to an end when he was sidelined by injury. The pitcher became a physician. Bobby graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Thompson founded the Clinton Family Clinic shortly after his arrival in Clinton in 1980. He went on to practice medicine in western Oklahoma for over forty years. Known for his sympathy and diagnostic brilliance, he cared for people, families, and communities. Medicine for Dr. Bob was always about patients, not profit. People came first. His practice of medicine was deeply informed by his Christian faith and deep love of people. Bobby is survived by his loving wife Nancy Thompson (and her daughters, Jacqueline Dancer and her husband Brandon Cleland, Chelsie Beck and her husband Jeremy, and Kaylie Dancer) and his two sons, Trevor Thompson (and his wife Jessica Schell) and Jeremy Thompson. He is also survived by two brothers Jim Thompson (and his wife Sharon) and Phil Thompson (and his wife Cathy), a sister Sherri Thompson Raney (and her husband Larry), and numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. There will be a private family graveside service on January 11, 2022, at 3:00 pm in Memorial Park Cemetery (13400 N. Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK). A public memorial will be held on January 29, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Grandview Assembly of God Church in Elk City, Oklahoma (1220 N Pioneer Rd).