Charles Taylor Compton, born June 26, 1986, passed away on Saturday, November 8, after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer. Today, he is rejoicing with his Father in Heaven. Taylor is survived by his mother, Gail Bozeman Compton, his daughter, Willow Sky Birdsell, and his brother, Joshua Graham Compton of Columbia, TN. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss his wonderful sense of humor, gentle spirit and zest for life. Taylor was born in Fairfax, Virginia and spent a happy childhood in Alexandria. He was involved in Boy Scouts and achieved Life rank, was a Revolutionary War re-enactor, like his father, and was an active member of First Baptist Church of Alexandria, where he participated in numerous mission trips. He graduated from Edison High School and studied at Northern Virginia Community College and Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN. He was also a member of Thompson Station Baptist Church. He had a special bond with his special needs brother, Josh, and protected him throughout his life. He loved meteorology, storm chasing, landscape architecture and the beauty of God’s earth. He was also a talented photographer and an eloquent writer. Taylor was a kind-hearted and tender Christian who loved God with all his heart. He also struggled immensely, fighting drug addiction throughout his young adulthood. His addiction and his decisions surrounding addiction challenged those he loved and those who loved him. His parents were steadfast in their faith in him and in their faith in God. Taylor reached out to the Lord so much in his battle with cancer, and God sustained him. Taylor died surrounded by the love of his family. He was at peace, and as he left this earth, he squeezed his mother’s hand and gave her one last smile. His family is rejoicing in the knowledge that he is now surrounded by his Heavenly family, free of both physical and emotional pain, and filled with joy. His father, Charles Kimberly “Kim” Compton, passed away from the same cancer in March, 2013. He is also preceded in death by his grandparents, Marie and OK Bozeman of Baton Rouge, LA, and Sylvia Compton of Hot Springs, AR. A memorial service will be held at Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Thompson Station Baptist Church in Thompson Station, Tennessee. Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 13 at 4:30 p.m. Donations in Taylor’s memory can be made to Place of Hope, 105 North James Campbell Blvd, Columbia, TN 38401. The Compton family wishes to thank the many members of the Thompson Station Baptist Church community, as well as their many friends who have ministered to Taylor and showered the family with such love and kindness over these last several challenging years of fighting cancer with Kim and Taylor. Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.cremationsocietyoftn.com.