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David Eugene Thompson
03/30/1942 — 08/03/2023
From Richland, WA | Born in Kansas City, MO
David Eugene Thompson
David Thompson, 81, passed away on August 3, 2023, in Richland WA from complications during heart surgery,
David Thompson was born on March 30, 1942 in Kansas City, MO, to Samuel E Thompson and Mildred Thompson. David attended school in Richland and graduated from Columbia High School now known as Richland High school in 1960. He met and married his high school sweetheart Judith (Judy) A Johnson on Feb 17, 1962.
The couple had 2 children, Juanita M Boulds, Jamera A Thompson.
He started his career as a punch card operation and worked his way up to be a Programmer Analyst. He went on to work for Boeing for over 44 years
David went to a Tent Revival in Renton WA where he gave his life to Jesus Christ which radically changed his life and their marriage. David was in the church whenever it was open and our earliest memories are of them running a children’s program on Sunday mornings, doing bus ministry, and pretty much anything that needed to be done. Dave often worked two jobs when they were first married, one at Boeing in Renton and the other for Sears, selling men’s suits. In 1975, Dad had the opportunity to return to Richland with the newly formed Boeing Computers Services Richland (BCSR) where he worked as a computer programmer/analyst. While they lived in Richland, they attended Richland Assembly of God where he served jobs from the Sunday School superintendent, treasurer, served on the board, Royal Rangers, and Usher. Dave and Judy took in several Foster children into their home where they loved on them. They went on to become grandparents to their children and grandchildren.
They moved back to the west side in 1997 and settled in Kent returning to their former church NewLife Church of Renton formally Renton Assembly of God. Dave was involved in Men’s ministry, cooked for the men’s functions, flipped burgers for the Hotdogs and Hot Rods events, and counted offerings every Monday. They were involved with the Freedom Riders Motorcycle group and continued to join the rides even after they returned to the Tri Cities and into retirement.
Upon their return to the Tricities in 2013, he attended LifeChurch7 in Richland where he got involved with Ushering and Security and attended the Supernatural School of Ministry for 3 years. In Dec 2020, Judy went to be with the Lord after a long battle with heart failure. They were married for 59 years.
David was very involved with missions. He supported missionaries faithfully over the years and took his first missions trip with Richland Assembly in 1988 when he and Jamera went to Mexico to work on an orphanage. After that he traveled every year to Honduras when Jamera was serving there and he also went with his Freedom Riders Group to South Africa to build a school and took his Grandson, Shane to help restore homes after the New Orleans hurricane. Dad had hoped to go with the Honduras team this year but his health would not allow him to go.
David is survived by his daughters Juanita M Boulds (Bill), Jamera Thompson, Sister, Donna Brothers and Brother, Steve Thompson (Patty). Grandchildren, Shane M Boulds, Rachael N Boulds, Jonathan D Thompson, Giovanni Thompson, numerous nieces and nephews, foster kids and their children and grandchildren. He is also survived by his special friend and companion Beth Vickstrom who has been by his side for the last year.
David is preceded in death by Judith Thompson – Wife, Samuel E Thompson – Father, Mildred Thompson – Mother
A Memorial Service will be held Friday August 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at LifeChurch7, 1110 Stevens Dr, Richland WA with a reception to follow.
Burial: SMG – Apostles Block II, Richland, WA.
Sorry to hear of Dave’s sudden passing. We enjoyed the time we had with both he and Judy. No doubt, he will be missed until we meet again. Most grateful, Bud & Steph
Jamera I remember your dad with a lot of smiles–he was so welcoming when we went to visit and such a big wonderful warm presence. Praying that good memories flood your heart mind and soul
David will be greatly missed he was a blessing to so many. So many chats over the years at LifeChurch7 and my husband and I attended LSSM with David. We valued his friendship and his heart for God.
David, may you rest in peace with your beautiful wife Judy. I’m praying for strength for your family. You have supported and loved so many people here on earth, a true testament to the work you did for our Lord.
Dave, is a beloved friend Who will be missed. Dave this is not good bye for I will see you in the morning.
Good guy he would always make time for you
He was a wonderful friend to me and my family.