, Port Arthur, Texas

April 13, 2013

Richard (Dick) Thompson

— 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.