Bobby was born May 4, 1952 in Littlefield, Texas to Bennie Leonard and Betty Jo Kenemore Thompson. He graduated from Central High School and was an automobile mechanic. Mr. Thompson married Vickie Carol Henry on January 23, 1976. She died on December 5, 2013.
Survivors include four children, Bobby Wayne Thompson and wife, Mandy of Colorado, Shawn Dean Thompson of Palestine, Brandy Lee Guerrero and husband, Raul of Paris, and Melissa Dawn Thompson of Fort Worth; his mother, Betty Thompson of Paris; five grandchildren, Kaleb, Daniel, Josh, Dakota, and Kaicen Guerrero; four brothers, Billy Thompson and wife, Kathy of Honey Grove, Barry Thompson of Tigertown, Bryan Thompson of Paris, and Brad Thompson and wife, Jenny of Sumner; four sisters, Brenda Kirkpatrick and husband, Don of Brookston, Barbara Reaves of Reno, Bonnie Armstrong and husband, Clint of Sumner, and Belinda Peeples and husband, Phillip of Paris; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; one grandson, Little Bobby; and one brother, Brady Thompson.