Dateline: May 17, 2007

Richard Lynn Thompson, 44, left this earth to find eternal peace on Tuesday, May 8, 2007. The joyful arms of his grandfathers, Day Thompson, W.H. Browning, along with his step-daughter, Kristine Sherwood, awaited his arrival in the everlasting Kingdom.

Those who remain on this earth who are mourning his passing and celebrating his life are his devoted wife, Debbie Thompson; and his parents, Marvin and Sue Thompson. He is also survived by his blessed daughter, Katherine Morrow and her husband, Jason; and stepdaughter, Natalie Stone. His brother, Brad Thompson and his wife, Karen and children, Justin and Hali; along with his sister, Susan Keeley and husband, Jerry and daughters, Krista and Kali, are also here to remember the life of their cherished brother. Other family members include grandmothers, Mable Thompson and Naveta Browning; aunts and uncles, Patty, Tippy, Bill, Susan and Linda Browning along with Jerry Thompson, Rodger, Pat, John, Amy and Matthew LeMasters are also present to celebrate the life of Lynn. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Shylee Morrow and Erik Stone.

Lynn was born May 18, 1962, and lived his life fully, as he attended Clarendon High School in Texas and graduated from Tulsa University School of Law in 1989. Lynn was a partner in the Law Firm Harris, McMahon, Peters, Thompson and Stall. He was a member of the Tulsa Bar Association, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as the First Christian Church Langley, Cherokee Yacht Club, Golf Club of Ok and The Coves- Grand Lake.

Lynn always demonstrated a fighting spirit, whether trying to beat his friends and family on the golf course or cheering Texas Tech on to victory. His positive spirit was evident in his law career, and most notably in the biggest battle of his life, his fight against the cancer, that finally claimed his body. Throughout all his trials, whether in a courtroom or in a hospital room, Lynnís unwavering spirit and faith served him well. Lynn always understood that the time we have on this earth is short and each moment is precious. He exemplified this by his zest for life and his love of family and friends. Ours is the sad fate. We must go on without his energy and spirit in the flesh, however I know he would want us to laugh, smile and breathe deeply the joys of this life. Take comfort, my friends and family, that he is still here. You will hear him in a song, see him in each other, and love him always until you meet again.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Hali Project, 4515 Cornell, Amarillo, TX 79109. View and sign the online guestbook at



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