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Kevin Darnell Thompson / December 19, 2017

Kevin Darnell Thompson, 36, of Chase City, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Thompson was born in South Hill, on Jan. 29, 1981 to Harry Thompson Jr. and Mary Ann Tunstall Thompson. He was a 1999 graduate of Bluestone Senior High School. Mr. Thompson was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church, there he was a member of the choir, Usher Board, Missionary and a Junior Deacon. He was employed by Global Safety Textile.

Cherishing his memories are his son, Kevin Marquise Thompson of Chase City; his parents, Mary Ann and Harry Thompson Jr. of Chase City; a brother, Harry Thompson III of Chase City; paternal grandmother, Carrie Lee Thompson of Chase City; maternal grandmother, Virginia A. Ogburn of Richmond; three aunts, four uncles and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by a sister, Calissa Renee’ Thompson Redd; paternal grandfather, Harry Thompson, Sr.; and an aunt, Lottie Marie Hayes.

A funeral was held Friday, Dec. 15, at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crestview Memorial Park.

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Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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