Compton, Brian Quintin

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Brian Quintin Compton, age 65 of Knoxville, TN formerly of Radford, VA succumbed to cancer while in medical care surrounded by his family on March 26, 2023. Mr. Compton was preceded in death by his father, Reynard Ray Compton.

Mr. Compton was born in Bluefield, VA and is survived by his mother, Ruth Barbour Compton along with his three children, daughter Sarah (Tom) Compton Wright of Knoxville, TN; son, Tucker Compton of Whispering Pines, NC and son, Liam Compton of Whispering Pines, VA; brothers, Barton (Bev) Compton of Chesapeake, VA and Aaron (Dawn) Compton of Lynchburg, VA; sister, Brenda (John) Compton Lech of Greensboro, NC; two grandsons, Cooper Thomas and Mason Edward Wright; nephews, David and Luke Compton and many other loving friends and relatives.

Brian was a loving father, grandfather and friend to so many who enjoyed his sense of humor and big-hearted laugh. Mr. Compton was a 1984 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He also received a Master’s in Business Administration from Kaplan University in 2012. He was a member of Southern Pines Lodge #484 AF&M. He retired from Weir Mineral after holding the position Vice President of North American Operations. Mr. Compton was a member of the 1972 Radford Bobcats State Football Championship Team.

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