Robert Dale Thomas D.V.M., 71, of Fulton, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012, at his niece's home in Americus. He was born June 13, 1941, in Callaway County, the son of the late William M. Thomas and the late Laura Jeanette (Brandis) Thomas. Robert was a member of the Dixie Christian Church. He enjoyed reading, Cardinal baseball, and University of Missouri sports, especially college basketball. Robert was also the former owner of the Animal Hospital in Moberly for 16 years. Robert will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two brothers, Doyle Thomas of Fulton and Carl Thomas and wife Diby of Fulton; two sisters, Jeannie Epperson and husband Bob of Fulton and Wanda Gaunt and husband Tom of Macon; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by one brother, William Thomas, and one sister, Shirley Young. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of service, also at Maupin Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Callaway Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dixie Christian Church, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd, Fulton, MO 65251. Online condolences may be shared at www.MaupinFuneralHome.com.