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. Mike Gurley says:

    I grew up a few streets from Kim. I think he and his mom/family went to our church some. Va. Hills Baptist Church. He was in my German class at Hayfield. Was such a nice fella and I always thought highly of Kim. R.I.P., buddy. Mike

  2. I remember Kim from my days at Virginia Hills. He was friends with my oldest brother, but I knew all of their family. He will surely be miised. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of the family at this time.

  3. My memories of Kim go way back! Back to Virginia Hills Baptist Church when he was a little boy. I watched him grow up and he became a friend of my son, Jimmy. They had the love of the military in common and then their boys became friends. He was a special young man, and my heart goes out to the family. We know he is in a better place, but will be missed by those that loved him. Shirley Owens

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