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Kristopher “Kris” Ross Tompkins

June 15, 1993 - March 6, 2021
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Kristopher Ross Tompkins of Newark, DE, age 27, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Kris was born on June 15, 1993 in Augusta, GA to Daniel Joseph Tompkins and Kelly Vickers Tompkins. Kris loved the outdoors. He loved boating, sailing, fishing and shooting. His favorite places would be anywhere there was sand, sun andContinue Reading

Richard Doroba left a message on April 19, 2021:
Dan and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. You and Kris are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sean Falls left a message on April 2, 2021:
Linda and Roby left a message on April 2, 2021:
Dear Kelly, we are so sorry. I wish I could tell you a shortcut through grief, but there is none. I CAN tell you that Jesus is always, always, always there beside you and He is ready to listen to you
and sit with you and even cry with you. So am I.
Sending you much love and prayers.
Linda and Roby
Dawn Biere left a message on March 22, 2021:
Dear Kris Tompkins Family,

I had the pleasure of working with Kris (mostly via e-mail) for a little over a year. We supported the HR area and tried to keep the data updated. He was always so polite saying "Please" and "Thank you". I'll miss working with him! My sincerest sympathies for your loss.

- Dawn Biere, Corteva co-worker, Johnston, Iowa
Megan Stayton left a message on March 20, 2021:
I had the pleasure of sitting next to and having Kris as my mentor for my first 6 months at CSC. His unwavering patience, guidance, and support has helped shaped my entire career! He was the first friend I made, and also my biggest advocate- always challenging me and helping me problem solve. Kris was the epitome a southern gentleman. I will treasure the memories of working late shifts at the office, and turning on the country radio once things slowed down, singing together until our shift ended. You will be missed! May you rest softly.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Steven and Stacie Kranzley left a message on March 18, 2021:
Dan, Kelly, and the Tompkins family, we are very sorry for your loss. Stacie and I send our condolences and are thinking of you during this difficult time. With time may the good memories be some comfort for you all. Steven and Stacie Kranzley, West Grove, PA.
Deana Burd Krygier left a message on March 17, 2021:
Dave and I are so saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Kris. My heart is breaking for you, Kelly, and of course Joey and Jessica, as well. If there is anything we can do, Kelly, please know that we are here for you. Anything we can do for Joey, please let us know. May Kris Rest In Peace and God's supporting arms wrap you and the family tight in his love and care during this difficult time.
Amanda Winkelmayer left a message on March 15, 2021:
Kris was an extremely kind, genuine, and determined person. I was lucky enough to call him my best friend for several years. I am grateful to have met him and made so many good memories with him. He will always have a special place in my heart.

This photo was taken when Kris joined me and my family on our boat. On the same day, we had an adventure getting the jet ski stuck in seaweed. Two days later, Kris had taken the multi-hour boating course and had his boating license.

Kelly, Dan, Jess, Joe I am so sorry for your loss. This world will never be the same, but he will be watching over you. Sending you love and strength.

Until we meet again Penalty Box.
Grace Dorety left a message on March 15, 2021:
Sending prayers of peace during this sad time. I hope you will find comfort in his memories! XOXOXO
Dave Rothstein left a message on March 15, 2021:
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Dan and family. I hope you all find courage, strength and peace during this incredibly tough time.
Nick DiPrima left a message on March 14, 2021:
Tompkins Family:
Hearing the news is devastating and hurts my heart. I'm truly sorry for your loss. Stay strong and hang in there. Your family is in my thoughts my prayers.

Kris will never be forgotten. He always be right by your side.
Debbie Broadbent left a message on March 14, 2021:
Dan, at a time like this there are no words. I did not know your son but I do know you. Our time together working at Gore was brief but I quickly got to know a man that I admire, respect, and befriended. If your son was anything like you, I know he must have been extraordinary. You are in my thoughts and my daily prayers, and I do believe that our departed loved ones are with our Lord. God bless you and your family.
Ashleigh Cavanaugh left a message on March 13, 2021:
Growing up with Jessica- I felt part of the Tompkins family. I've witnessed Kris to be a great big brother to Jessica and Joe. Kris was usually in the garage fixing something or in the woods. He always found a way to put a smile on everyone's face and the memories of sitting in the kitchen as Joe, Jessica and Kris would have a sibling moment; joking and laughing at each other were special moments that I will never forget. He will forever be alive in the joy he brought so many and we will cherish the memories we have.
Laetitia S. left a message on March 12, 2021:
Dan and Family
I am truly sorry about your loss.
My heart goes out to all of you.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Becky Austin left a message on March 12, 2021:
My prayers and condolences to Tompkins family. Kris and I worked together and he was always willing to help and explain. Very soft spoken, yet each word he spoke provided guidance and assistance. I can honestly say he was a rare gem, as his whole aurora was pleasant and peaceful. I count it an honor to have known him. He will be greatly missed as a part of the HRSC Team.
Carmen Burgos left a message on March 12, 2021:
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to know Kris and experience his kind heart. He always had a positive personality and was a very talented young man. RIP Kris, you will truly be missed. My deepest condolences to Kris family. My thoughts and prayers are with you! -Carmen, Co-Worker @ Corteva
Lynn Izzo left a message on March 11, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to your family.
Tareasa Bradley left a message on March 11, 2021:
Kris and I worked together as co-workers and sat right across from each other. It broke my heart to hear of his passing. Kris will truly be missed, he was such a hard worker and was a light in our office. Kris did whatever he could to help and his positive personality was a breath of fresh air to have around. Kris was eager to learn new things and was a bright and talented young man. I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet Kris and experience his kind heart. To my fellow Eagle fan "Go Birds"!
Erin Pierce left a message on March 11, 2021:
Kris was a valued and dedicated member of our team. He will be remembered for his work ethic, humor, and compassion. One of my fondest memories of Kris is when we both participated in a day of service at the Delaware Humane Association. My condolences to his family.
Pam Griest left a message on March 11, 2021:
I did not know Kris, but I did know his Grandfather Dan (worked with him at DuPont). I am so very sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Lisa Bouchelle left a message on March 11, 2021:
Dan, I am so sorry for your loss..
Ed Thornton left a message on March 11, 2021:
I worked with Kris' Grandfather Dan at DuPont. My deepest condolences on your family's loss.
Denise Vickers left a message on March 11, 2021:
Kris was a bright light in our family. Smart, kind, curious, thoughtful and fun. When I was about his age (mid 20s), I lived in Columbia, South Carolina. Danny, Kelly, Kris and Jessica lived in Augusta, Georgia. Mark and I would visit periodically for the weekend and vice versa. Kelly and I would take the kids on day trips. Each time, I told the kids we were going on an "adventure." The "adventure" was just the zoo or a park or things like that. Frankly the first time we came up with it, we might have been doing something dull like going to the store. So "adventure" seemed a much more convincing way whatever we were doing was going to fun for them. For reasons I can't remember, we started teaching them pig latin. So when we would get in the car, we would instruct the kids to "Ucklebay ouryay eatsay eltbay." Translation: Buckle your seat belt. We debated whether it should really be "eatbeltsay." Without the convenience of Google back in the 90's, we went with "eatsay eltbay." But, I digress. As life and geography distanced us, we didn't see each other as often as we would have liked. Last November for Thanksgiving, Kris, Kelly and Joey visited me and Mark at our vacation retreat of Mexico Beach, Florida. We had a phenomenal time fishing, playing corn hole, eating, drinking and laughing. Every minute was absolutely perfect. I'm forever grateful to have that special time with them. Mark and I (and our whole family) are profoundly saddened by the loss of Kris. I would humbly ask you all to envelope Danny, Kelly, Jess and Joey in love and support. And to our nephew Kris, eway illway ovelay ouyay oreverfay! Enjoy the "adventure" on the other side, Kipper.
Tonya Goodwin left a message on March 11, 2021:
Kris and I worked together for a short time. When I started with the company he helped me quite a few times to get acclimated to the technology and the culture. Always ready to help with a kind smile. I used to think to myself. What a nice young man. His parents must be proud. My sincerest condolences for your loss.
Jamie Trenary left a message on March 11, 2021:
Dan and Family,
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to your family. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Jamie Trenary left a message on March 11, 2021:
Dan and Family,
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to your family. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Megan Rees left a message on March 11, 2021:
Dear Kelly and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss and send all my sympathies. May the treasured memories of Kris bring you comfort during this time. My heart and prayers go out to you.
Dan Tompkins left a message on March 10, 2021:
You’re sailing now Kris. Enjoy the ride. May you have fair winds and following seas. Love you - Dad
The Shaffer Family left a message on March 10, 2021:
Kristopher will always be in our hearts and deeply missed. We will always remember his kindness, generosity, and a man of many talents. He was like a brother to our son Michael for which we will always be grateful. May God bless the family and lift your hearts during this difficult time.
Ant left a message on March 10, 2021:
Kris,

I was devastated when I heard the news. I’m sorry I let life get in the way after moving to Chicago and did not do more to always stay in touch - I now truly regret it.

I will always remember, and cherish, the many late-night conversations you, me and Mike would have while sipping a Bud at 307, jamming to Aaron Lewis’ “Country Boy” as we cruised around and our many memorable nights out in Trolley.

You were a true class act and chivalrous at a time where those genuine qualities are fleeting. I know you’re up there building another truck, taking the boat out, or just having a Budweiser listening to country looking out for us. Love you, brother, and will always cherish the time we spent together.
Steven Taylor left a message on March 10, 2021:
Dan, Kelly and Family,
I am so saddened by this news. Our family will be praying for you all. May your sadness be replaced one day with the joyous memories you have of Kris.
Steven & Terry Taylor
Jennifer L Haws left a message on March 10, 2021:
Dan and Family....
Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time. I will be praying for you.
Jen Haws
Tonya Arnold left a message on March 9, 2021:
My heart goes out to Kris' family. I had the pleasure to work with Kris. I only wish I could have met him in person. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family.
Charles Calhoon left a message on March 9, 2021:
Our hearts are with Kris's family during this difficult time. With Deepest Condolences, Dr. Calhoon, Robin, Tashira, Peggy, Nicole, Tina, Beth, Denise, Debbie
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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