Richard D. Thompson

Richard D. Thompson, 77, of Kansas City, MO passed away March 3, 2024. Funeral service will take place at 11:00am on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 10:00am. Burial will be at Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, MO.

Richard worked as a truck driver most of his life. Working for City Cargo and drove for Smith Brothers Ready Mix for a few years until 1975. He bought Cracraft Truck Service from his Uncle Bob and ran it until he retired in December of 2003.
He was a member of the Teamsters Local 41 until he retired. The President of JayHawk Pony Pulling Club for a time and a founding member of the Midwest Pony Pulling Club. He also was a member of the Missouri Foxtrotting Horse Breed Association for many years.

He had a few hobbies from riding motorcycles, boating with his family, dune buggies that he drove up hills mountain goats might question, but his main love was horses. He rode horses all his life his pride and joy was his Stud, Continental Blue Dandy. His other love was Pony Pulling that he got from his father and passed on to his Son and grandsons. Once he wasn’t able to drive them any longer he would have Robert, Seth and Jacob drive them. It was part of his life line.

He was preceded in death by: mother and father, Mamie and J W Thompson; and brother, Jerry Thompson.

Survivors include: wife of 53 years, Nona Thompson; three children, Shane Thompson, Robbie (Stacy) Thompson; and Cherylle Stock; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandsons; and sister, Joyce Elam.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to: The National Kidney Foundation.


  1. Peggy Richwine on March 7, 2024 at 9:20 am

    So sorry for your loss. You have great memories of him and your time together.

  2. Donna Seibold on March 7, 2024 at 10:13 am

    Sorry for your loss! I’m a girlfriend of Shane Thompson for about 26years!
    You all are I my prayers

  3. Angel Scheer on March 7, 2024 at 10:38 am

    So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers for your family love to you all ❤️‍🩹

  4. Kathy Pollick on March 7, 2024 at 11:41 am

    I remember your dad bringing his horses to the neighborhood and letting the kids ride them. What a sweet family you have, my prayers go out to you and them. God bless your family at this time.

  5. Poole Family on March 7, 2024 at 10:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss! He was a such a good one! Thoughts and prayers to the family during this time.

  6. Sue and Freeman Light on March 8, 2024 at 8:32 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God be with at this time and always.

  7. Georgia Thompson Bjorklund on March 15, 2024 at 11:33 pm

    Nona and Family
    I am so sorry, I know there are no words that will help. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Laura Cartmill-Cooley on March 16, 2024 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you for letting me know. So sorry he had to leave you so soon but always remember you will see him on the “other side” and that will be a time of joy. I’m missing my dear friend, Joyce. Was that you, Joyce that sent this to me? Bless you and all of your family.

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