Ralph Jr. Gerald (R.G.) ThompsonFebruary 3rd, 2021
Ralph Gerald (R.G.) Thompson Jr., age 84, of Jefferson City, Mo., lost his long and courageous battle with sarcoma on Thursday, January 28, 2021. He was born October 20, 1936 in Batesville, Arkansas, the first child of Lola Barry and R.G. Thompson Sr., who both had grown up in Moniteau County, Mo. In 1946, the family returned to the High Point, Mo. area. On November 30, 1957, he married Wanda Baquet Thompson at the High Point Baptist Church in Moniteau County, where they met as children. R.G attended Melbourne Public School through fourth grade and finished eighth grade at Hale School, a one room schoolhouse in Moniteau County. He graduated from California High School, California, Mo. in 1954, Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, Mo. and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Economics from Southwest Missouri State in 1960. He was a charter member of Delta Tau Alpha, a scholastic agricultural honor society. R.G. and Wanda moved to northeast Iowa for two years where he worked for Carnation Company, until they purchased farmland in Moniteau County and returned there to farm for the remainder of his life. He is survived by his wife, and four children: Brent Gerald, (Kimberly), of St. Louis, Mo. and children, Hallie (Ben), Merle, Reilly and Ethan; John Clendon (Tina) of Youngstown, Ohio and sons, John Colton (Sarah Grace) of Washington, D.C. and Mitchell Gerald of Los Angeles, Calif.; Greta (Kim Edward Hull) of Jefferson City, Mo. and children, Julia of Birmingham, Ala., Quintin (Victoria) of Indianapolis, Ind., and Emma of Jefferson City, Mo.; Sallianne (Jon Kaltenbronn) of Eldon, Mo. and son, Josh of McKinney, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Kennedy Grace of Birmingham, Ala. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John Enoch and Eric Gene. The family requests that memorial contributions to Mayo Clinic for the purpose of Sarcoma Research be sent to: Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Please note that the gift is in memory of R.G. Thompson. Cremation arrangements by Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home-Versailles.