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Richard Louis Thompson, 68, of Worthington, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2017) as the result of an automobile accident.
He was born March 10, 1949, in Marcellus, New York, a son of the late Roy L. Thompson and Mary Thompson.
Mr. Thompson was a graduate of Marcellus High School in Marcellus, New York, where he played on the all-state football and all-state baseball teams. Richard attended the City Church in Fairmont. He formerly worked in commercial construction as a craftsman. Richard made his life's work in the home that he built for his family in Worthington.
Richard home-schooled his children and enjoyed farming his land, where he raised livestock including sheep and cattle. He was a skilled woodworker and enjoyed both birdwatching and photography.
He is survived by his daughters, Megan and her husband Michael Duffelmeyer of Morgantown, Gwendolyn A. Thompson of Worthington, and Randi D. Thompson and her fiancé Tyler Davis of Adah, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Alex, Jacqueline, Carly, Gregory, Lauren, Elijah, Evan, Aiden and Levi; a son-in-law, Gregory Pyles; his siblings, Roy Thompson of Roswell, Georgia, John Thompson of Marietta, New York, Bill Thompson of Baltimore, Maryland, and Alice Haight of St. Johns, Canada.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin M. Pyles, and his first wife, Jacqueline Case Thompson.
Friends and family may visit from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. The service will be held afterward at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Roger Thrower officiating. Interment will follow at the Hepzibah Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on November 22, 2017
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