Remembering David


dear David, 

this is me ur sister Regina......i miss you so so so much u dont even realize.its just not real...nothing is the same now...i dont even think it will ever be! you had a wonderful wonderful life,i adored everything u ever did...i am so so proud of you!!WHY???????that is all i want to know!!!but  i will never find out.and it kills me....i had to tell Jake Jr. he didnt do so good...he was upset...he misses uncle david and his motor cycle...u just met ur other nephew lucas and he loved you!!!!!!!!!!well bro you better be watchin over all of us..ur not in pain anymore...take care of yourself and do me a favor and take care of your daughter kassidy for me...u r the only family she has up there so take care brother....I LoVe YoU!!!!!!more than u will ever know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!if any one needs me e mail me at     rest in peace day-day april 24 1986-june-11-2009   i will see u again some day....i love you deeply

             Well brother its been a long and fun 16 years with you. You have shown me the way of life. what not to do and what to do. We have had are fun times and rough times but you always seem to make the rough times go smooth. You are the greatest man in my life. In my eyes you will always be my HERO. I know your at the gates of heaven waiting for us all. I know your guiding us threw life and making are path. i planned in joining the military with you and i still plan on joining it and having a successful life just as you did. One thing i learned from you is to never take life or the things in life for granted. You have impacted my life and so many others in so many ways brother. You are gone but never forgotten. R.I.P DAVID. 06-11-2009. You have had a wonderful 23 years of life and i know your are up there rockin heaven just as you did down here.. I know your walkin by my side and riding my motorcycle and driving
 by my side for the rest of my life guiding me through it.. I LOVE YOU BROTHER. Have fun rocking heaven. I will see you soon.

your little brother Sean.


Dear David,

    What can I say man. You were one in a million. Not too many people can touch people's hearts the way you did. You made us laugh, you made us look at the world from a different perspective, you reminded us that we needed to step back and breathe in every once in a while. I can't say enough good things about you brother. You stepped up to a job that few dared to. You sacrificed a comfortable life in the civilian world for a life in the military. For that you have mine and the worlds most sincerest gratitude. Your life was full of adventures. You had great memories and pictures to prove it, haha. You've met people from all walks of life, you've traveled the world, you experienced a lot more in just a fraction of your life than what most do in a life time. You will be remembered not only as a Son, a Grandson, a Brother, or a dear Friend, but also as someone who has impacted so many peoples lives in so many ways that we will all be forever changed for having known you. We are all sad to see you go on such a short notice, but we are all happy that you've found some peace in life.

May the wings of angels carry you home....

You will be missed....

Your friend,

I'd also like to extend my deepest condolences to David's family of which I'm sure are having a difficult time. My family and I offer our prayers to your family. I know you don't know any of us but your son was a good friend and brought laughter and joy into our lives.


Although I never ment you I have talked to you over the last year on the forum. It's been great pleasure getting the time to talk to you and get to know you. We came so close to meeting each other at MotoGP for this year and I'm sorry you wont be there. I hope you are in a better place now watching over all of us here. We will all miss you!

-Matt (Matt_R6s)


It has been awesome getting to know you over the past 2-3 years. We sure have had some great times even though they weren't face to face. The funniest thing I can remember is when you and I had a contest to see who could get the most infractions. Man, that was some funny shit! It has been a pleasure getting to know you and I hope that you look after all of us. Rest easy,

-Matt (redwood650)

PS: You never gave me the chance to smoke you on the track!

Hey bro, I'm very sorry and sad to hear what happened. I wish you the best. We didn't hang out or really talk that much, but I do consider you a friend. You are a very funny guy and will be sorely missed by a ton of people. My prayers go out to David and all those who have ever known him; friends, family, co-workers, and everyone who still can't seem to fathom this actually happened.

-Brandon (katalystxxl18)

Rest in peace David Thompson, "May The Force Be With You, in heaven." Thanks for serving our country and for being a hero. You will be remembered.

-NoHoR6 (

    Let me start by giving my condolences to the family. I am torn and struggling over this deeply and couldn't even imaging how hard it is for his family. David and i met on the forum a couple of years ago. He contacted me cause he was in love with the exhaust i had on my bike and wanted one. We both lived in texas and he had also been wanting to attend a trackday so i invited him to come with me and thats where the personal friendship began. I will never forget that drive to the track that next morning. He was so nervous up until we finally got on the track and his addiction started there. David was so mellow and always joking around no matter what. I have so many great memories to share about David. I still can't believe he is actually gone. We bought tickets to the moto gp race and were planning on flying out to california on July 1st. I honestly don't know if i can make that trip without you now David. My daughter promises she will take very good care of your cot that she loves so much. My wife is saddened that you came into our life and made such an impact on our family and then left so quick. I am truly going to miss you David Thompson. Its not going to be the same without you at the track with me now. Godspeed my friend, I rest assured you are in a better place now and hope they have some sweet tracks for you rail on in heaven.

Juan (jluna9657), Amanda and Raelin

When Tomorrow starts without me - author unknown.

When tomorrow starts without me,
and I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me:

I wish you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too:

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand.

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity.
And all I've promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.

You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times
You did some things

You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?"

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart!

-Tracie (gidget)

To David, His Family, His Friends, and All Who Mourn the Loss,

I am new to this forum and regretfully had never met David. By the overwhelming response to this tragedy, it is clear that David had touched many hearts. It is with great sorrow and heartache that we must all say goodbye.

In these times, do not forget the many ways that David touched each of your lives. Find compassion and comfort in each other. I hope all of you who share in this loss find peace, remembering that each day will bring something new. Though sadness fills our hearts today, your memories shall never fade, time will heal, and we will persevere.

"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die."
-Thomas Campbell

Ben (bealestpatron)

"dear lord, please be with david's family as they are going through what could possibly be the most troubling time in their lives. i pray that you will give them the comfort that they need, and that they will come to know you, should they not already, b/c of this. please extend your infinite love and mercy on them and ease their pain and sorrow. i thank you for being as holy and as benevolent as you are, and i ask these things in jesus' name... amen"


I want to start by giving my deepest condolences to the family and close friends of David. Losing anyone close to you always seems to leave a void that can never be filled, but losing someone just starting into the prime of his life makes it that much more painful.

I never had the chance to meet David in person, but I know that the conversations that we had left deep impressions on us all. His witty sarcasm and sense of humor will be missed by everyone.

Your life was too short David, but the memory of you will live on forever. RIP brutha.

- Mike (aka MrBiGG)

Hey David you always made me crack up laughing and you will be missed a lot brother. I know you are in a better place and even though I never met you man you sure had a way of making me laugh and feel like I knew you. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family and friends. RIP David!!  

- Sam (Sammy Bono)

To David's family and friends,

I send you my thoughts and prayers. This is most likely one of the most difficult times you will face, but please take into consideration how many lives David has affected. is proof enough. Many of us, including myself, have never met David in person. Yet, we find ourselves in pain because of the void that is left. David was a fantastic person, and we at R6-Forum hope you find peace in your hearts and happy memories in your minds. Good bye dear friend.

- An Nguyen (annguyen1981)
  Chicopee, Massachusetts

First off, my thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.  Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting David the stories I read and comments I heard always made me laugh.  He will be greatly missed amongst the R6 community as well as at home.  David, may you rest in peace knowing you will never be forgotten.

- Joe (YamahaJoe)

I don't know why you chose to leave us so soon, but we love you and
will never ever forget you. 

Jill McLane
Hood River OR

Noodlestorm.  A Storm of Noodle?  or a Torm of Noodles?  Remember that conversation?  I do, I miss our PM's.  I hope you're at peace Dave.  


Dave (Jul),
You were as a great a friend as I have ever had the distinct pleasure of knowing. You touches me more than you can know. You helped me through a bunch of shit, and introduced me to some of the greatest people I have in my life now. I know you'll always be with me man. You'll be pointing and laughing at my stupid moments, and probably pointing my stupidity out to other angels so they're having a great time too. Which is what you did, made everyone happy no matter what. It pains me that we never kept great touch, but it was a distinct joy to be able to pick up, with no down time, where we left off from when we last talked. I know when it's my time, you'll be waiting to catch up, but beware, you're in for a beating. I love you man, and I know you're happier.

Love, your crazy friend,

Gidain Prewitt

P.S. Remember the Bane's Heart crystal? Great times man.

Dearest David,

          We take advantage of the days we have together. Thinking that there is another occasion we'll talk, another time to take a picture. I never got to express the way I felt about you. How much I cared and what it meant to be friends with you. In the military you are stationed away from family and friends that we grew up with. Your start a new chapter in your life and meet other people to be in it. Those friends become family since you spend so much time together. And that is how I felt about you, like you were my little brother. You were a best friend to my husband and you were always there. From holiday's, special occasions, just to hang out and the when times got rough; you were only a call away and in a split second you would be there. It's hard to say goodbye, when you being gone is hard to comprehend. I'm still in disbelief that here on earth I will never see you again. I will remember all the good times we shared. The way you made me laugh and how easy it was to get a song stuck in your head. You were he only person I would let call me by other then my name. I'll miss the "Hey Gemma" every time you would stop in. I will miss you fun loving goofy personality and the jokes you made. You will be severely missed, David. I will be praying for you that your soul may rest in peace.

                                                                                                                                                      Jenna Kodra

If you would like to write to David on the front page please email me your letter to and I will add it with your name as soon as I receive it.Thanks,Justin