Dick C. Thompson - age: 85
(May 09, 1927 to February 01, 2013
Hollis, And Throughout New Eng, Maine
A service will be held in his memory at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hollis, Maine on February 17th at 3:00 PM.
HOLLIS- Dick C. Thompson, 85, died at his current residence, Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Northbridge, MA on February 1, 2013. Dick’s wife, Anne Thompson, passed one month prior. Dick was born on May 9th, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Lee Coleman Thompson and Esta Ellen Pitchford. Dick served in the US Army Air Corps at the end of WWII. For most of his growing up years he lived in Buffalo, NY., graduated from Seneca Vocational High School and the Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, NY. He was ordained at the Surry Congregational Church in Surry, NH., and subsequently ministered in over a dozen churches in New England as both a full-time pastor and an interim pastor. He had a gift in helping believers grow strong as they struggled through the process of finding themselves between pastors. Beyond that, he directed a home for alcoholic women in Maryland for a while and was active in the Prison Fellowship Ministry in Maine. His secular vocation was as a sales engineer and working with mentally challenged adults as a work program coordinator. Dick and Anne spent many-a-month in campgrounds both serving the Lord and enjoying the company of new friends. He is survived by his daughter Cynthia Ellen Williams of Waterboro, Maine. His son, David Douglas Thompson, passed in 2006 at the age of 55. Dick was blessed with one older sibling, Harriet Thompson Cathcart. His son had 5 children and his daughter has 2 children. Beyond the 7 grandchildren he had 11 great-grandchildren. There will be many people in multiple churches and multiple campgrounds who will remember Dick C. Thompson.
A service will be held in his memory at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hollis, Maine on February 17th at 3:00 PM. Arrangements are with Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home – Buxton. www.DCPate.com In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association of Maine, 383 US Route One #2C Scarborough, ME 04074