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Richard Thompson

Richard H. Thompson

Monday, October 2nd, 1922 - Sunday, September 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Richard Herman Thompson, born October 2, 1922, passed from this earth on September 13, 2020. He was the greatest model of kindness and generosity the earth had known. Self-made from nothing, his story is truly beautiful. He was quick to laugh and make you laugh, loved a joke, and loved his family and his wife steadfastly. His life was one of outstanding achievement, and a deep abiding faith in his Lord and Savior.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Delma; a baby boy, Kenneth; and two grand-children, Leticia Smith and Devon Roberson. Left to cherish sweet memories are his wife of 30 years, Nina; and children: Richard A. Thompson (Trish), Larry Thompson (Linda), Sharon Thompson-Smith (David), Steve Roberson (Lisa), Melissa Montana; also grandchildren: Jason Thompson (Angela), Nathan Thompson (Kelly), Chris Thompson (Holly), Laramie Thompson (Fiorella), Crystal Thompson-Boggs (David), Trelawny Smith-Cochran (Curtis), Tori Smith, Alea Smith, Rhett Roberson (Paige), Brendan Roberson (Chelsey), Trevor Gies (MacKensie), Ethan Gies, Kyrsten Gies, LaShay Montana, Guochun Mo (Leila), Chung You Huang (Anna); and 16 great grandchildren.

He left each and every one of them, 'better than we deserve'!

He proudly served in WWII in the South Pacific, part of the greatest generation. He came home to establish a building/real estate business, Thompson Realtors. His word was his most trusted collateral. He was a 60 year member of the National Association of Realtors, an Honorary Kentucky Colonel, and a member of Southeast Christian Church for 30 years.

A celebration of this wonderful life will begin with visitation on Thursday, September 17 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, from 4 - 8 PM. The memorial service will be held Friday, September 18, 12 PM (Noon) at the Chapel in the Woods/ Southeast Christian Church, with visitation from 11 AM until time of service. Burial will follow at Cave Hill Cemetery.

The family would like to especially thank Dr. Paul Loheide and staff, Dr. Ramsey Nassar and Dr. Rudolph Licandro for their tender care during this long journey, and for the love and support of many friends.

Due to Covid protocol, masks will be required at all gatherings.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
    Address
    3331 Taylorsville Rd.
    LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, September 18th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Chapel in the Woods at Southeast Christian Church
    Address
    1407 Moser Road
    Louisville, Kentucky 40299
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    Notes
  • Service

    Friday, September 18th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Chapel in the Woods at Southeast Christian Church
    Address
    1407 Moser Road
    Louisville, Kentucky 40299
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    Officiant
    Bob Russell
  • Interment

    Friday, September 18th, 2020 |
    When
    Friday, September 18th, 2020
    Location
    Cave Hill Cemetery
    Address
    701 Baxter Avenue
    LOUISVILLE, KY
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Melba and Taylor

Posted at 12:40pm
Our love to you all in this time of loss. GOD BLESS. Melba and Taylor

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Joyce

Posted at 08:31pm
To sweet Nina: Love and condolences from your Lifebridge Friends!! We love you Nina

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Oveta Kathleen Flint

Posted at 12:56pm
Deepest sympathy, thinking of you Nina, Richard was so very special to our care group in Naples, Florida.
Love to you & sympathy to the family, Kathy Flint, Union, Ky.
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Guochun & Leila

Posted at 11:44pm
My beloved Grandpa,

A true patriot, you join the fight to protect our country in World War II.

A true American. You never think of retirement and keep working and provide for your country and family, in this age, you still keep going to the office and make sure everything is in order.

A fascinating man, you always know what exactly what to do, so punctual and accurate like a clockwork.

You always said to us, God love you. I would said you loving God so much and using God's wisdom in your live. The God's love to you had overflow to everyone around you. You are following God's command be fruitful and multiply.

We love you very much. Even know that we may not seeing each other for sometime. Until we meet again, as one of your branches, we will become a better man, like you. A wonderful man, a loving Father, a kind Grandpa, a true Patriot, a true American.

We are going to missed you a lot. Farewell my Grandpa.

Love you, always.

Guochun & Leila
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Diana Denton

Posted at 06:17pm
With love and prayers, Gerald and Diana
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