Jeremy Lathan Compton

- May 30, 2024

Jeremy Lathan Compton, age 35, of Christiansburg, passed away, Wednesday May 30, 2024. He was born in Radford, Va., on July 18, 1988. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Carl and Faye Winters, paternal grandparents, Roy and Mae Compton, and an aunt, Elaine Farrier. Jeremy began his firefighting career as a volunteer firefighter with Elliston Volunteer Fire Department in 2006. He would always say he was living the dream and his dream was to be a member of the Christiansburg Volunteer Fire Department. He realized this dream in 2014 and remained a member until this day. Jeremy went on to become a career Firefighter/EMT with the City of Radford in 2022 and retired in 2024. Jeremy also served the community as a Deputy with the City of Radford from 2016 to 2019. He was one of the first Crisis Intervention Team deputies who helped develop the program. Jeremy was a member of Alleghany Church of Christ. Everyone who knew Jeremy knew he had a wonderful sense of humor. Jeremy is survived by his wife, Kara Compton and children Wyatt Compton, Mason Cullop, and Cassidy Bond; parents Richard and Susan Compton; brother Trevor Compton and wife, Callie Compton, and nephew, Jack Compton. He is also survived by many special aunts, uncles, and cousins, too numerous to mention but nonetheless very much loved by Jeremy. In addition to his family members, Jeremy is survived by a special friend from childhood who was more like a sister, Alicia Gates and his “adopted” grandmother, Barbara Waugh. Finally, Jeremy is survived by his many brothers and sisters in the fire service. Fireman’s funeral services will be conducted, Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. in the Blue Ridge Church, with the Rev. Neal Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 from 3:00 -7:00 P.M. at the Blue Ridge Church.