Roy was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Webb City, Mo., to Eddie Louis and Dorothy Lavonna (Collins) Thompson. He attended Liberal High School, Liberal, Mo., and received his GED from Kansas in 1985.
On Nov. 21, 2004, Roy married his high school sweetheart, Rosemary Browing, in Eureka Springs, Ark.
They made their home in Nevada, Mo. Roy was employed by 3M Nevada for the past 17 years, working as a warehouse operator. Roy enjoyed watching John Wayne movies and was an avid collector of John Wayne memorabilia.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Frankie Lee Thompson.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, of the home; a daughter, Sherry Thompson Brown and husband Daryl, Fort Scott; sons Travis Thompson, Fort Scott, and Brent Thompson and wife Chelsea, Nevada, Mo.; step-children, Charity Abts and husband Shawn, Liberal, Mo., Thomas Dunham and wife Britni, Nevada; sister Linda Thompson, Fort Scott; brother Darrel Thompson and wife Carolyn, Liberal; brother Larry Thompson and wife Rachel, Fort Scott; sister Sandra Petty-Lessley, Fort Scott; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by many family members and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel. Services will be on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Konantz-Warden Funeral Home Chapel, Lamar, Mo., with the Rev. C.K. Warden officiating. Interment will be in the Liberal City Cemetery, Liberal, Mo.
Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz-Warden Funeral Home, Lamar, Mo.