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Richard Tompkins

Richard Tompkins

Sunday, June 10th, 1945 Friday, October 18th, 2019

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Obituary for Richard Bruce Tompkins

Loving husband, father, brother, uncle, son. Richard was born 6-10-1945 in Scottsbluff NE to Bruce and Phoebe (Weaver) Tompkins He graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1963.
In 1964 he joined the United States Navy. Before being sent to Viet Nam, he had met and married the love of his life, Sharon (Sherri) Wellman, a farm girl originally from Orchard, NE
Their 54 yr marriage produced 3 children, 7 grandchildren and several great grandchildren After his discharge he attended Area 10 Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA

He retired from Napa Auto Parts after 20 yrs of service. He was a very giving man, delivering Meals on Wheels, was a blood donor for Bonfils Blood Bank until his health would not permit it. He was a 20 yr plus member of the Arvada #161 Post. He was an active member of the Honor Guard with over 1000 funerals. He was a member of the Colorado Patriot Guard and was honored to toll the Honor Bell. He was a member of the VFW. He had the great honor of being selected to join the Northern Colo Honor Flight to the National Cemetery in Washington D.C. This year he was able to fulfill one of his great dreams to stand on Omaha Beach.

He leaves a tremendous hole in our lives which will not be filled easily if ever. He is survived by his wife (Sherri) of Arvada, CO., sons Jeff Tompkins of Westminster, CO, Scott Tompkins (Heather Schafer) of Dacono, CO. Daughter Kimberli Tompkins (Robert Walker) of Wheat RIdge, CO. His grandchildren, Christeena (Mike) Patrick of SIdney, NE., Ryan (Brittany) Cook of Broomfield, CO, Rachael Cook (Marc MacArthur) of Arvada, CO.,David Tompkins (Frederick CO)., Julia Tompkins,( Frederick CO.). Chase Worthley (Arvada, CO)., Arizona Worthley (Arvada, CO). Several great grandchildren. One brother Don Tompkins of Westminster, CO. and one sister Judy (Al) Banghart of Scottsbluff, NE.

A Memorial Service will be at Aspen Mortuary, 6370 Union St., Arvada CO., @ 9:30 am.
Burial to follow @ Ft. Logan Cemetery at 11:30 am staging area 'B'

Please make donations to Arvada American Legion Post, 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada, CO., 80003, or The Honor Bell Foundation at https://www.honorbell.org/sound-your-support or a donation to a foundation of your own choice.

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  • Service

    Monday, November 4th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Aspen Arvada Chapel
    6370 Union Street
    Arvada, CO
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    Monday, November 4th, 2019
    9:30am
    Officiant
    Father Marty Hunckler
  • Interment

    Monday, November 4th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Fort Logan National Cemetery
    3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.
    Denver, Colorado
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    Monday, November 4th, 2019
    11:30am

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"Richard Tompkins" will remain in our hearts forever. Love Anj
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Jeff, we are all thinking of you during this time, take care. Dave, Vicki & Jaclynn
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Your family is our family. From the day Don was our neighbor, your family meant the world to us. We love you! God bless!
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Jeff and Family We are so sorry for your loss and wish you peace in this difficult time. Your friends at CommSoft
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Stephen English smith

I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. I have not seen him for several years but kept up thru Facebook and could see the love and respect paid to Rick by his family, friends and the Military community he supported. Rick was my friend since the eighth grade and I have always been proud of the way he lived his life. Rest In Peace.
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Kim Tompkins

Thank you Steve. I know he thought very highly of you as well. Kim
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