Royal Leon Thompson, Jr.

November 13, 1930 - October 5, 2001

11/13/1930 - 10/05/2001

Past Services

Sunday October 07, 2001
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Royal L. Thompson, Jr., of the 3500 block of Buckingham St., passed away peacefully on October 5, 2001, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Royal was born in Huntington, Long Island, NY on November 13, 1930 to the late Royal and Zelda Thompson. He retired as a detective in 1977 after twenty-one years of service with the Suffolk County, New York Police Department. Royal was also a past President of the Long Island Chapter of the Lions Club. After his retirement from the Police Department, he pursued his dreams as a chef and entrepreneur, owning and operating several restaurants on Long Island and in Norfolk, VA.

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Kristin DiBartolo
8 years ago

Dear Poppi,

I love you and miss you more than anything in this world. My only relief from these tears is that I know you are no longer suffering and are with the Lord. I look forward to that day when I will see you again.

Love always and forever, your youngest “baby”.

Tracy DiBartolo
8 years ago

Dear Poppi,

It has been 6 1/2 years since you left us to be with our Lord. I still miss you so much, I am crying now writing this. My daughter Alexis was born on your birthday, November 13th, in 2003. I wish you could have seen her, she is so beautiful and very smart. She has heard many stories of you, and has even touched your headstone in NY. She has also seen lots of pictures and knows you are “Poppi”. I have a son now also, Brian. He was born on Jan. 11, 2008. I am sorry Poppi for all of my sins, I am sure you already know what they are, a lot of bad decisions on my part. Sometimes I feel as if I wouldn’t have made such horrible choices if you were still here. Nevertheless, God has still blessed be with these 2 amazing children. For them, and for your memory, I am making a new life for myself. I hope to see you again one day, I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!

Your daughter,


Mark & Rena Luis
8 years ago

Eileen, I’m sorry, I just heard today – Monday. A bright star has been lost to us all.

We send our love and prayers to you. If you need ANYTHING please do not hesitate to call us.

Love, Mark and Rena

Pat White
8 years ago

Eileen, my thoughts, heart and prayers are with you.

Love to you my friend, Pat

Anita Hernandez
8 years ago

Eileen, Tracy and Kristen,

Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Royal touched many lives and will surely be missed, but not forgotten as his memory will continue to live in the hearts of his loved ones.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you,

Anita, Sonny and Cherilyn

Lloyd R Young
8 years ago

I give my condolences to your loss and hope that comfort will soon replace the sorrow.

Alan & Pat Goode
8 years ago

our daughter wendy though his daughter’s tracy and Kristen is how we knew pappe I will never forget my motercycle ride with him when we came to visit our daughter when she lived in Norfork. I know he will be missed greatley

Beth, Jeff, Josh, & Jenn Massel
8 years ago

Royal was a great friend to all. We felt more like family than friends! He will be greatly missed but not forgotten. He will hold a place in our hearts forever!!

A.C., Jane, Adam and Aaron Clark
8 years ago

Royal will be greatly missed, we are all thankful to have known him. In particular, Adam will miss his kindness and humor.

Ron & Bette Hewlette
8 years ago

We considered Royal to be one of the finest and best friends we ever had. Bette and I will truely miss him deeply. Our prayers are with Eileen and his family.

Keith & JoAnne Phegley
8 years ago

Your smile and cheerfulness will be soley missed.May God grant you peace and happiness.