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October 23, 1940 October 22, 2017
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Robert E. “Buddy” Thomas, 76, of Millersburg passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Boone Hospital.

He was born on October 23, 1940 in Millersburg, the son of the late Robert E. “Cotton” Thomas and Clara Helen (Ward) Thomas.

In 1988, Buddy married Marilyn (Gordon) Cupp who survives his passing.

Buddy proudly served his county in the United States Navy from 1963 until 1970, spending three years in Vietnam.  He was awarded the Meritorious Achievement and the Combat V Medals after his ship was mined.  Following high school graduation, Buddy went to Rankin Technical School to become an electrician.  He was a member of IBEW Local 257.  Buddy was an avid fisherman.  From childhood, he was a member of Millersburg Christian Church.  He continued his membership through his life, serving on various committees.

Those remaining to mourn his passing include his wife, Marilyn; twin sons, Daren E. Thomas (Ana) of New York and David E. Thomas of Millersburg; step-children, Jim Cupp (Debbie) of Lee’s Summit, and Kelli Sedig (Ed) of Phoenix, Az.; sister, Lillian Johnson of Claremore, Ok; grandchildren, David Cupp (Lauren), Audrey Cupp, Anthony Longo, and Heidi Downey-Miller (William); great-grandchild, Ezra Cupp.

Along with his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by step-daughter, Karla Cupp; sister, Patsy Lou Brugler; and mother of his children, Angelina Mary Janetta.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Millersburg Christian Church with Pastor Patricia Farmer officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Inurnment with Military Honors will be in Millersburg Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to Millersburg Christian Church or Millersburg Cemetery, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

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