Charles K. “Kim” Compton

Charles K. “Kim” Compton

November 23, 1956 - March 2, 2013

Charles K. “Kim” Compton

November 23, 1956 - March 2, 2013


On March 2, 2013, Charles Kimberly Compton, much loved husband, proud father, joyful son, big brother, nephew, cousin and generous friend of everyone he met, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He lived in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Born on November 23, 1956 in Monmouth, NJ, Kim leaves behind his wonderful wife, Gail, beloved sons Taylor and Josh, father, Charles, sister, Kathy and her husband, Jim, and brother, Scotty and his wife Dee and their children, Cameron, Ethan and Claire. He is also survived by many aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law. Kim was many, many things. He was a talented jazz musician and lover of great music, from classical to the classics to contemporary Christian. He couldn’t dance a lick, but he had great rhythm. He was an athlete who loved soccer, hiking and snow skiing. He was a lover of American history and appeared in several movies on the subject of the Revolutionary War, including The Patriot, a father son adventure for him and Taylor. He was a member of the 1st Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line, a Revolutionary War re-enactiment group, which he thoroughly enjoyed and shared with many. He loved Old Town, Alexandria, VA, and spent many happy years there. He was a true friend of little children of all ages, bringing peals of laughter to any gathering. He was a neighbor in the truest sense of the word – always ready with a helping hand and a warm and enthusiastic greeting. He was a sentimental soul who loved anything having to do with family – family reunions, family car trips and family meals every memory was a great memory. He loved talking with anyone who had a spare 5 minutes, enjoyed a good story or needed a friend. He attended the U.S. Air Force Academy and loved all things military, especially his father. He also served his country proudly as a peacekeeper in Bosnia with the United States Army National Guard & Reserve’s 116th Infantry Regiment. Most of all, he loved his wife and sons who brought him great, great joy. Throughout his life, Kim was a committed servant of God and friend to his Savior. He was an active member of Thompson Station Church in Thompson’s Station, TN where he actively participated in the All Stages Sunday School class and The Hangar men’s accountability group; and before that at First Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA his hometown for many years and where he attended high school and college. He is now with his Heavenly Father, whom we know is enjoying Kim’s wonderful, and sometimes twisted, sense of humor. Kim will be missed terribly by his family and friends, but we know that today he is happy and whole and rejoicing. Memorial services for Kim will be conducted Tuesday at 6:30 P.M. in the Equppping Center of Thompson Station Church, Thompson’s Station, TN. The family will visit with friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Monday and from 4:30 – 6:30 P.M. on Tuesday in the Greeting Room of the Worship Center of the church. Interment will be at the U.S. Military Cemetery in Culpeper, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be directed to the “Comptons Kicking Cancer” fund through any SunTrust Bank location or by contacting Jill Rosenberry, SunTrust Bank Spring Hill TN Branch Manager, at 615-302-2824.

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8 responses to Charles K. “Kim” Compton

  1. I simply cannot express how deeply sorry I was to learn that Kim had passed away. I will always remember Kim’s infectious smile…everyone loved just being in his company. I remember going to high school with Kim, and truly enjoyed his presence and the way Kim would make you feel about yourself. Such a geniune person. I hope it helps to know that you and your family are being remembered in my thoughts and prayers…..

  2. Eddie Rogers says:

    Dearest Family, All of the staff and care providers here at Hospice Compassus wish to express our condolences on the passing of your dear Kim. What an amazing Labor of Love you all have just completed as you provided the very best care right up to the end. Mission accomplished! Now for the good news: God loves servants and you all are servants. God heals broken hearts. May the God who knows how you feel now go to work to heal your hearts as you travel on a grief journey for a while. Keep on telling those wonderful stories. If you run out of people to listen, please call me. Don’t forget that God is the God of ALL comforts and will supply everything you need for such a journey. May His presence continue to bring healing and joy and peace to your house. May the Lord bless you and keep you and may He send His incredible Peace, perfect peace to your hearts. For Hospice Compassus, Eddie Rogers, Chaplain, Tech Sergeant, USAF Retired

  3. Kay Kamm says:

    It’s almost incomprehensible. Kim was one of the first friends I met when we moved to Virginia and walked into the doors at Virginia Hills Baptist Church. I have no idea how many times he was in our home over those years. Life was certainly never dull when Kim was around! It’s good to know he made such a good life with my friend Gail, a friend from Korea. He was, indeed, a tremendous servant of the Lord. He is home and his body is now whole. He is at peace. God grant peace and comfort to his entire family, but especially to Gail and his boys. There will be a day of joyous reunion, but for now, farewell, my friend.

  4. I just found about about Chuck’s passing. He was a very good friend for many years. We were in the First Virginia Regiment together back in the 1970s. Many adventures and good times. I always considered Chuck a true friend and was an usher at his wedding. To say that he will be missed is an understatement! He was one of the ‘good guys’. To Gail and kids, my heart goes out to you….. God Bless! Leonard

  5. Dear Gail, Taylor & Josh, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your husband and father. I will always remember his humor and smile! I know he loved his family very much and he was a man who loved his Lord Jesus! You are a very special family and I know God has you in the palm of His hand during this time and always! God Bless and Keep you all, Ms. Lynn Steinfeldt

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