2013-03-12 / Obituaries

Richard Dean Thompson, 69

Richard Dean Thompson, 69, Cloverdale, passed away on March 3, 2012 at the Richard L. Roudebush Medical Center, Indianapolis. He was born on November 20, 1943 in Indianapolis and was the son of the late Clifford Earl and Nora Ida [Rooker] Thompson.

He married Karon A. {Lange] Thompson on September 16, 1967 and she survives. He is also survived by his sons, Richard Dean Thompson, Jr. and wife Tammy, Cloverdale, Robert D. Thompson and fiancée Bobbie, Greencastle, and Ryan D. Thompson, Cloverdale; his sisters, Ida Mae Guy, Plainfield, Phyllis Irene Clark, Plainfield, LaDonna Sue Clark and husband, Gerald, Centerville; his grandchildren, Danielle Francies, Derrick Thompson, Richard Cole Thompson, Haley Thompson, Madison Thompson, Mason Thompson, Tara Bell, Kelsey Dyer, Whitney Ray, Ariel Higgins and Hunter Higgins; his great-grandchildren, Brooklet Bell, Kale Francies, and James Dyer IV and his mother-in-law Viola Lange, Danville.

He was a retired truck driver for Roadway and was a veteran of United States Marines Corps, serving during Vietnam.

Memorial services were held Friday, March 8th, 2012 at the Cloverdale United Methodist Church, 364 West Robert Weist Avenue, Cloverdale, IN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Carl Melvin Thompson, Norman Earl Thompson and John Edward Thompson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or on line at: got@woundedwariorproject.org.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: cds@whitakerfuneralhome.net.

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