Richard Franklin "Pete" Thompson, 84, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013.Pete was a family man and loved by his family dearly. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Pete worked with AT&T phone company as an installer. He was of the Baptist faith.Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Mattie Thompson; brother, Roy Thompson.Pete is survived by his wife of 64 years, Christine Powers Thompson; son, Richard L. Thompson; brother, Ray Thompson.The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. today, March 5, 2013, at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel.Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wayland Stewart.Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.Arrangements are entrusted with the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.