Robert K. Tompkins, 80, a longtime resident of Downsville, passed away early Friday morning, June 6, 2008, at the Countryside Care Center, Delhi, after a long illness. He was born in Gregorytown on October 18, 1927, the son of the late William and Flora (Foote) Tompkins. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at construction in the Downsville area.
Bob was a former member of the Downsville American Legion and the O&Y Hunting Club. He loved hunting, fishing, crossword puzzles, building, tinkering and telling a good joke.
Surviving are three daughters, Deborah (Jim) Signor, Downsville, Gail Tompkins, Ellenville, Robin Tompkins, Rochester and one son, Lawrence “Butch” (Sonja) Tompkins of Tampa, Florida; grandchildren, Travis Signor, Jeffrey North, Jessica Gould, two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Graham, Jean Sprague, both of Downsville; Marie Rose, Accord; four brothers, Casey (Betty) Tompkins, Stone Ridge, William “Bunk” (Elno) Tompkins Jr., Danny Tompkins, Gerald “Skip” (Ellen) Tompkins all of Downsville and a longtime companion, Elvira Tompkins, Florida, Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Pete and Johnny Tompkins and a sister, Betty Thompson.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at the Clark Winter & Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton.
Memorial donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.