Richard Thompson was born May 1, 1933, in Butte, Montana to Thomas and Gladys Thompson and was the fourth child of six. Richard died the morning of May 7, at 87 years old in Gillette.
He began working at the age of 14 at the Butte Motor Company and went on to work as a diesel mechanic for 50 years for the Anaconda Company of Butte, MT, and Arch Coal, Black Thunder mine of Gillette, WY.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved to spend his time on the Big Hole River camping with his family. He was especially fond of furry four-legged friends.
He is survived by his sister Rose Sorensen, his three children Thomas “Tommy” Thompson, Ron Thompson, and Lillian Sullivan. Other surviving relatives include his eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Millicent Thompson and four of his siblings.
Memorial service for Richard “Dick” Thompson was held at 10:00 a.m. on June 13, at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Butte, MT.