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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