Sunday, February 2, 2014

Robert Moffitt, “Bubba” Thompson

Robert Moffitt, “Bubba” Thompson, 82, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at North MS Medical Center. Robert was born June 25, 1930 in Choctaw County, MS to John Leland Thompson, Sr. and Alma Moffitt Thompson . Bubba grew up in Choctaw Co., was a graduate of Ackerman High School and continued his education at Delta State University earning his BA in Education. He later received his Masters in Education from Mississippi State University. Additional academic pursuits included work toward a Ph. D from the University of Mississippi. Robert taught for 4 years in Ackerman. He moved to Tupelo in 1961 and spent 30 years as a history and social studies teacher and junior high coach at Milam Junior High before retiring in 1991. The last 10 years was spent as Principal. Principal Thompson devoted his life to public education where he doted over his teachers and uplifted and encouraged his students. He loved the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, working in his yard and flowers and was an avid reader of the newspaper. 

A patriotic American, he served his country in the U. S. Army in France during the post-World War II era. Robert was a longtime active member of First Presbyterian Church in Tupelo where he was a former elder and loved the church music program.

Robert is survived by his wife of 52 years, Chris Thompson of Tupelo; two children, Bob Thompson (fiancé, Meridith Perry) of Baldwyn and Joy T. Dowdy of Sommerville, AL; two sisters, Camille McGeachy (Sandy) of Charlotte, NC and Rosemary Scott of Baltimore, MD; two grandchildren, Mackenzie Christine Dowdy and Alexander “Zander” David Dowdy; a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother – John Leland Thompson, Jr.

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