Richard B. Thompson

February 15, 1927 - April 9, 2013
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Richard (Dick) Thompson passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at UTMB Hospital. He was born February 15, 1927, in Austin, Texas to Bessie Josephine Hill Thompson and Victor Eric Thompson. The family moved to Port Arthur the following year. He was raised in Port Arthur and lived there until 1990 when he moved to Galveston. He served in the US Army from 1945 to 1947 in Europe at the end of WWII. Dick was employed with the DuPont Company and worked at the Orange plant for 39 years. He had a second career as a builder in Galveston for 10 years until his second retirement. He was a member of Holy Family Parish Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Mary Lou Thompson; his second wife, Barbara Milich Thompson; brother, Jack Rodney Thompson; father, Victor Thompson; and mother, Bessie Thompson.

He is survived by his daughter, Cathy Walden; sons, Jimmy Thompson and Cary Thompson; 3 grandchildren: Jesse Kyle Thompson, Krissy Walden Henning and husband, John, and Katy Walden Preisler and husband, Michael; and a great grandson, Jack Michael Preisler.

The family will receive visitors starting at 5:00 pm with a memorial service beginning at 6:00 pm on Monday, April 15th at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston.

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Born: February 15, 1927
Died: April 9, 2013

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Suzanne Jerabeck posted on 11/30/-1

I know that no words can really help to ease the loss of your beloved father. But please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and comfort you and your family...


Stacey Chambless posted on 11/30/-1

Prayers and deepest sympathy Cathy for you and your family in the passing of your father. Stacey Chambless Alvin Community College CE Coordinator


Desiree Sigler posted on 11/30/-1

May our Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort strengthen your family during this most difficult time.Remembering the joyuos times you've shared will always make you smile.Sharing those memories will help you stay strong. Lean on those close to you, let their love embrace your heart and nourish your soul. We hope that the many cards,hugs, kind words, and loving prayers sustain your family and grant you peace.