Richard Thompson, Jr.

Obituary of Richard Henry Thompson, Jr.

Richard Henry “Richie” Thompson, Jr., 42, of North Hollywood, CA (formerly of Ora, IN) passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at his home.  Richie was born on July 5, 1978 in Knox, IN to the late Richard Henry and Mary Louise [Halicki] Thompson, Sr.  He graduated from Culver Community High School in 1997 and Purdue University in 2001.  Richie worked for Barnes and Noble for many years.

Although he has been confined to a wheelchair since he was 12 years old, Richie never let it keep him from achieving big things - he completed college, worked hard, and visited many parts of the country.  Richie was loved by many and will be dearly missed. 


He is survived by:

Cindy (Dean) Poort, Peotone, IL Sister

Brenda (James) Broeker, Ora, IN Sister

Bill (Tammy) Thompson, Ora, IN Brother

Jay (Angie) Thompson, Ora, IN Brother

Cody Poort, Nephew

Scott Poort, Nephew

Megan (Lincoln) Whisman, Niece

Blake Thompson, Nephew

Sydney Thompson, Niece

Ellie Thompson, Niece

Mason Thompson, Nephew


Preceded in death by:

Richard Henry and Mary Louise [Halicki] Thompson, Sr., Parents

Michael Richard Thompson, Brother


Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 PM EDT Friday April 30, 2021 at The Alexander Heinemann Memorial Cemetery in Ora, IN.


Memorial Contributions may be made to IU Health Riley Hospital for Children or Shriner’s Hospital for Children.


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Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


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Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Friday, April 30, 2021
The Alexander Heinemann Memorial Cemetery
Ora, Indiana, United States


Arrangements are pending at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
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