Roger Carroll Thompson, 79, died unexpectedly on January 21, 2020 at his home in Belton, Missouri. He was born December 6, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Zolas and Evelyn Thompson.
Roger graduated from Northeast High School, class of 1959. Following graduation, Roger began his career at Western Electric as a tool and die maker. With his enthusiasm for motorcycles, Roger bought Suburban Yamaha in Lee’s Summit from 1968 to 1979. After selling his business, he went to work for Akron Brass. After 28 years at the company he retired as their Regional Sales Manager.
Roger married his high school sweetheart, Juanita Butler, and they settled in Lee’s Summit, Missouri to raise their family. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in March of 2019.
Roger was a loyal member of the American Motorcycle Association and the National Fire Protection Association. He had many interests and hobbies which included being a private pilot, vintage motocross, a machinist, welding and fabricating.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Christine. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Thompson; son, Jeff Thompson; daughter, Cathy Counti; and granddaughter, Katie Thompson.
A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Langsford Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 2pm, followed by the 3pm service and then burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the KC Pet Project.