Robert M. "Bob" Thoma, 59, of Boonville, died Friday, May 4, 2007, at his home.
A celebration of life will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel on Friday May 11, 2007, from 4 to 6 p.m., followed with a eulogy by Pastor Jamie Page. Private burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery will be at a later date.
He was born April 6, 1948, in Boonville, to M.R. and Geneva (Lewis) Thoma. He enjoyed competition in scale model car building, then later in the Show Pony Arena and helping his father in the Thoma Standard Drug Store. He attended Central Methodist College in Fayette for three years, then joined the Air Force in 1969. He married Susie Vemer-Jones of Columbia on April 16, 1978, and moved their family to Colorado Springs where he was Service Manager for Daniels Chevrolet for 10 years, then Business Manager for Amoco Stores. He and his family enjoyed participation in weekend racing 3-wheelers on dirt and ice along with exploring the Rocky Mountains. He served as Cub and Boy Scout leader. He returned to Boonville in 1990 where he was owner of Thoma Quality Lawn Care.
He is survived by his wife, Susie, of the home; three sons, Chad Thoma of Boonville, Robert Thoma of Tampa, Fla., and Shawn Jones of Colonial Heights, Va.; one daughter, Monica Myers of Bunceton; seven grandchildren; a brother-in-law; two nephews and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sara Bell Thoma Rall.
His family suggest remembrances to Faith Family Church, 710 Highway 240, Fayette, Mo. 65248, or to Howard County Hospice, 101 Furr, Fayette, Mo. 65248 or donor choice. Condolences may be sent online at www.davisfuneralchapelboonville.com