Bobby L. Thompson

August 3, 1937 - May 2, 2023

Bobby L. Thompson, 85, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, May 2, 2023. He was born on August 3, 1937, in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, to Myrtle Rains and Archie Thompson.

Bobby retired from Gulf States Utilities as a draftsman after thirty-five years of service. He was an excellent woodworker and loved the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Astros. Bobby will forever remain a loving husband, father, and Granddaddy.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen T. Butler and her husband, Robin, of Beaumont; son, Scott Thompson and his wife, Rebecca, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Angela Strahan and her husband, Joe; Eric Butler and his girlfriend, Pamela Trigo; Christopher Thompson and his wife, Olivia; and Cody Thompson and his wife, Alicia; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Armstrong of Fort Walton, Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife of over sixty-one years, Barbara Thompson.

Memorial contributions for Mr. Thompson may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont Texas 77701 or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont Texas 77706.

A gathering of Mr. Thompson’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2023, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • 1350, N 23rd St, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • May 6, 2023
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Funeral Service

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • 1350, N 23rd St, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • May 6, 2023
  • 3:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (14)

    Ann Schaeffer says:

    Karen, I’m so sorry for the loss of your daddy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Georgia and Phil Dunlap says:

    Dear Karen, viewing the video was a glimpse into a well lived life. May God give you and yours peace now and always. His work is still in progress in you and your family. You are so loved. Hugs, Georgia

    Randall Thomppson says:

    I worked for Bobby Thompson for a limited time and enjoyed him. Worked with him for many years from project engineering. Encountered him several times around town during retirement and enjoyed conversations with him. I remember him well.

    Meagan Warncke says:

    Sending you guys all the love in the world. We loved Bobby and Barbara so much.

    Helen Huebel says:

    Karen & Scott and family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. He was such a sweet and kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Robert Roberson says:

    I had the pleasure of working with and for Bobby for 28 years until Entergy separated us in 1995. Good employee and good friend ! RIP BOBBY!

    Terry French Haas says:

    Barely 21, I remember Bobby interviewing me for a job at Gulf States Utilities. I remember his kindness during that interview and how nervous I was. Bobby was slow to smile and was fondly nicknamed “the Grouch”, but inside he had a heart of gold. Working with Bobby nearly 25 years, he will always be remembered very fondly.

    Eileen+Tindall says:

    James and I sending our prayers and sympathies on the loss of your father-in law. May he rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father. God be with you at this difficult time in your lives.

    James & Eileen Tindall

    Linda S Brown says:

    Karen and Scott and Family, we are so sorry for the loss of your dear Dad. He was such a cheerful and friendly man, always kind and warm. Mike and I loved him and we are lifting you and all your family up in prayer. We will really miss him.

    Thomas Stirling says:

    I worked with Bobby for years..he was a great guy and a super employee…Its comforting to know he was a devout Christian…blessings to his family

    Sue Fuller says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss. He was a great guy. Loved taking care of him. Will miss him greatly. He had been on my mind lately. Wished I could have seen him one last time. Love you guys.

    Tina Hollyfield Garza says:

    My Dad, Myrl Hollyfield, worked with Bobby many years. He thought highly of Bobby. Prayers for peace and healing for the family.

    Ranee Nelson says:

    RIP Bobby. You are now with true love Barbara. What a reunion you are having.
    To my brother-in-law Scott & his sister Karen & the rest of the Thopsom family I am so sorry for your loss. Bobby was a terrific & kind man. God bless you all though these next few difficult days, but we know one thing he is not suffering anymore & is at peace. Love you all. ♥️ Prayers going out to each & everyone of you.

    Lisa Fournerat says:

    RIP Mr Thompson, prayers to the family may God be with you. So sorry Scott and Becky for your loss. Love yall

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