October 8, 1950 – February 16, 2019
Ralph Wayne Thompson, 68, Neosho, departed this life on February 16, 2019 after an extended illness. Ralph was born October 8, 1950 in Joplin to Ralph W. and Shirley M. (Phillips) Thompson, and was a lifelong area resident. Ralph worked as an over-the-road truck driver. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by four children: Andrew (Andy) Thompson, David Thompson, Amy McClure, and Heather Mosley; one sister, Glenda Martin; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He is also survived by his father, Samuel Hailey and aunt, Lavern Howerton. His mother, Shirley, preceded him in death.
A private family memorial is pending.