Richard C. Thompson Sr, 71, of Waldo, passed away April 2, 2012, in Nobleton, Fla. He was born June 30, 1940, in Searsport to William and Ellen (Whitcomb) Thompson.

He was married Aug. 16, 1957, to Mary Geneva Littlefield. He enjoyed old stock-car racing on the dirt track in Unity in the 60s. He most recently enjoyed woodworking and building lighthouses for his children. He was a heavy equipment mechanic on construction most of his life. Richard owned and operated Thompson’s Variety Store from 1978 to 1984 and started Thompson’s Oil Company with his sons in 1989, retiring in 1999.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother Jim; grandson Travis and granddaughter Allie.  Richard is survived by his loving wife, Mary Geneva (Littlefield) Thompson of Waldo; his beloved children, Richard Jr. and wife Izzy of Brooks, D. Amy Knowlton and husband Mike of Greenville, David and wife Ginny of Waldo, Darlene Clark and husband Butch of Knox, Charles and wife Beth of Waldo, Diane Small-Trull and husband Todd of Massachusetts, Virgil and wife Jennifer of Waldo; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his uncle Donald Thompson.

Friends and family are invited to call Friday, April 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Riposta Funeral  Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.  Funeral services will take place Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Morrill Baptist Church. Online condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.