Feb. 16, 1943 — July 21, 2013
David Russell Thompson, age 70, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Walla Walla General Hospital.
Mr. Thompson was born Feb. 16, 1943, to Marvin and Rose Crater Thompson of Walla Walla where he attended school and graduated from Wa-Hi in 1961. Mr. Thompson worked as a correctional officer at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary. He then joined the Army and served as an E-4. He retired in 1982. Mr. Thompson married Zorina Santos on July 6, 1989. He was a member of the Reno Lodge No. 13 in Nevada.
Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Bruce and Foster Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Zorina Thompson; brothers, Larry and Daniel Thompson; sons, David Todd and Robert Lynn Thompson; step-son, Jeremy Ferriols and wife Flor; step-daughter, Jennifer Diaz; step-grandchildren, Levin de Belen, JP Anthony Diaz, Patrick Diaz, Jared and Chloe Ferriols. He is also survived by his nieces, Beverly Kralman and husband Jason and Carol Thompson; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, July 26, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice through the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.