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Richard Parker Thompson

Born: Sun., Sep. 28, 1941
Died: Sat., Mar. 7, 2020


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 11, 2020
Location: Kader-Neff Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 12, 2020
Location: Kader-Neff Funeral Home


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Richard Parker "Rich" Thompson, 78, a life-long resident of Howard died at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, March 7, 2020.  Born September 28th, 1941 he was the son of the late Claire M and Dorothy M (Wentzel) Thompson.  On February 3, 1961, at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, he married Janice L. Houdeshell who survives.

Also surviving are five children: Rodney Thompson, Steven Thompson, Keith Thompson and Kathy Thompson all of Howard; Kimberly Thompson of Woodbridge, Virginia and a grandchild, Andrew Thompson of Indiana. Rich will be greatly missed by his two faithful puppy companions, Isabella and Tinkerbell.

Rich was a 1958 graduate of Lock Haven High School. He was an industrial plumber for over 40 years at International Papers in Lock Haven retiring when it closed.  He was an active member of the Faith Chapel United Methodist Church and a stalwart participant and mentor during the annual sausage fundraiser. 

 As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed many seasons at the Wildcat Hunting Camp with members and family.  His most favorite times were on his tractors working the land, in his gardens or raising various animals. 

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM at the Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc 135 Main St, Howard.

Services will be held  Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Johnson officiating. He will be laid to rest privately at Schenck's Cemetery, in Howard, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Faith Chapel United Methodist Church, 551 Hunter Run Road, Howard.PA 16841 or to the Howard Area Lions Club, C/O DeWayne Haines, PO Box 93, Beech Creek, PA 16822

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 135 W. Main St. Howard, PA 16841  

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