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Roger Thompson

Roger Dale Thompson

Tuesday August 15, 1950 - Saturday October 31, 2020
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Obituary

Roger Dale Thompson, age 70, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Lexington on August 15, 1950 to the late Terry Thompson and Ada (Thompson) Powers.
He is survived by one son, Zachari Dale Thompson; one daughter, Crystal (Riley) Conner; two sisters, Barbara Camblin, Sandy Howard; three grandchildren, Joshua Conner, Blake Thompson, Haley Thompson; a special friend, Ericka Blankenship; he had many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, November 5th at 12:00 PM at Ware Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM. Burial will be held at 3:30 PM at Wilds Cemetery at 5500 Three Link Road, McKee, KY 40447.
Pallbearers will be Zachari Thompson, Joshua Conner, Riley Conner, Ron Camblin, Jeremiah Yazell, George Puckett.
Roger was just a simple country man with a passion for engineering/mechanics. His reputation on the racetrack was the Boss! He won many trophy’s and respect in the field of mechanics and racing. He was before his time! He engineered and developed a special gas flow carburetor for better mileage and performance in the sixties. The industry still uses this technology today. His reputation and victories on the track are still remembered. But his greatest victory was his Salvation. He has driven his last lap, his race is over. He now is home with the Lord.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ware Funeral Home towards funeral expenses. View and sign the guest book www.warefuneralhome.com.
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raymond wells

Posted at 08:59am
I knew Roger Thompson in 1970..... to me he was a special person. One day, Me and George Allen Wilds, and Roger Thompson, when to Louisville, Kentucky, in my car, to do some drinking and having some fun. After midnight we headed back to Paris, Kentucky. I was so drunk I could not see straight, I ran the car off the road into the grass........, and a police car pulled in behind us. We all three got out of the car and talked to the Policeman. I couldn't stand up, Roger and Allen were holding me up......Roger told the Policeman that He would drive the car home, and there would be no more problems. The Policeman said OK and left. Roger dove us on home to Allen's home in Paris, I passed out all the way home. I think Roger saved my life...If I had continued to drive I would have maybe killed everyone......... Yes Roger was good to me........ When I got out of the Marine Corps in 1973, I lived with Roger Thompson and his wife Marietta, for a short time.......He treated me like a brother.... I felt like family and I have nothing but good memories of Roger...... I knew Roger's dad and mother and sisters, I loved them all. May Roger Thompson Rest in Peace....I wish Roger the BEST.......Forever.......... ..Raymond Wells
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