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Kenneth Lewis Compton / July 02, 2018

Kenneth Lewis Compton died Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the age of 74. He was born in Newport News on April 3, 1944 to the late Floyd Lewis Compton and the late Beatrice Thompson Compton. He was married to Diana Lee Compton who survives.

Kenneth was a graduate of Halifax County High School, class of 1962. He was a member of Aaron’s Creek Baptist Church but faithfully attended Mt. Cana United Methodist Church. He was a car enthusiast and loved going to car shows.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Diana; sister, Patricia Compton Nichols and husband, Wayne; daughter, Leigh Ann Compton Reaves and husband, Brian; son, Bucky Compton; grandchildren, Brandon Reaves and Victoria Reaves; his honorary brother, Tommy Downey; and his beloved dog, “ Big Boy” and numerous extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a toddler sister Evelyn Talitha Compton and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, July 3, at Brooks Lyon Betty B. Jones Chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Leigh Felton officiating. Burial will follow in Aaron’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 2, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and other times at the home, 9011 Bill Tuck Highway, Virgilina.

The family requests those wishing to give memorials please consider Mount Cana United Methodist Church, c/o Frances Perkins, 1048 Sweet Gum Road, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be made at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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