Richard Gardner Thompson

12/28/1936 - 05/27/2022


Obituary For Richard Gardner Thompson

Richard Gardner Shunn Thompson was born on December 28, 1936, to the parents of Henry and Beatrice Thompson, in Houston, Texas. He attended and graduated from Booker T Washington High School. He later enlisted in the United States Airforce in 1954 and served 5 years. During his travels within the United States Airforce, he met many people along the way.

One of his proudest moments was obtaining his certification from Compaq Computers and becoming a computer technician.

Richard was a big Houston Rockets fan and enjoyed going to the games with his boys. He was a very charming gentlemen who never met a stranger. He liked fishing, listening to music, playing dominoes and talking plenty trash.

On Friday, May 27, 2022, Richard departed this earth after a brief illness in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Beatrice Thompson, his sisters Marybel McBride, Judy Wyatt, Helen Grant Paul and Beatrice Thompson.

He leaves to cherish loving memories his wife Deborah Napper Thompson of Wharton, Tx; one sister Barbara Marshall (Larry Marshall) of Manvel, Tx; his children Shanita Thompson of Winston Salem, NC; Sheronda Thompson-Thomas of Humble, Tx; Shannon Beeler of Tomball, Tx; Carolyn Durham of Cypress, Tx; Gardner Thompson of Houston, Tx; Gardner Shunn Thompson of Houston, Tx; Richard Thompson (Destini Thompson) of Rosenberg, Tx; Richeena Scott (Ronald Scott) of Spring, Tx; Ayo' Clark of Houston, Tx; 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.


7 Jun

Memorial Service

11:00 AM

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  • 06/07/2022

    Richard it's not easy to say goodbye today so just know we had our couple of forevers Rose G.

  • 06/07/2022

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