Compton, Kyle Joseph
Birth: Friday, November 10, 1995
Death: Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the age of 23
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Kyle Joseph Compton departed this life on April 28, 2019. Kyle was born on November 10, 1995 in Laurel, MD to parents Douglas Compton, Jr. and Tracy Compton.
Kyle's love for trucks, tractors and heavy machinery began as a toddler, repeatedly watching children's educational videos of farming and excavating. For his 4th birthday party Baden Fire Department brought a fire truck and he was thrilled to climb in and turn the lights on. At 16, he joined that department and quickly earned his EMT certification. He spent the next several years taking classes and training through Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute. He was extremely proud to be a firefighter and joined Benedict VFD and then Hughesville VFD.
Kyle is a Christian and began his Christian education at GBCS in Clinton, MD. He was well liked by students, teachers and staff. He continued there through 8th grade and transitioned to St. Mary's Ryken in Leonardtown, MD for high school where he played on the football team. He was anxious to start working and to continue his firefighting career, possibly full time. Instead, he decided to put his love for big trucks to good use and obtained his CDL license and worked as truck driver. He also operated heavy equipment and there wasn't a machine that he couldn't operate with skill and precision. Prior to his death he was employed with Brandywine Rentals. This position provided Kyle an opportunity to accelerate his skills and earn the respect of his employees and co-workers.
Kyle was a well-loved uncle to Autumn Compton, Kayleigh Brawner and Layden Kotlarsic. He took such pride in his position and doted on them all, playing, joking and quizzing them on math, history and geography. Kyle was well-known throughout Southern Maryland where he was considered a great friend, fellow firefighter and entertaining life of the party. Although Kyle spent most of his time making his friends laugh, they could always count on him for advice and a shoulder to cry on.
Kyle is survived by his parents, Tracy and Douglas Compton Jr., Brandywine, MD, sister Aimee Compton, Mechanicsville, MD, brother Douglas Compton III, Brandywine, MD, grandparents Elaine and Douglas Compton, Sr., Brandywine, MD and Joseph and Sally Lyddane Locust Grove, VA, aunt Melissa Reynolds, Brandywine, MD, uncles Scott Lyddane, Bel Alton, MD, and Craig Reynolds, Brandywine, MD and cousins Peyton Reynolds, Salisbury, MD, Cameron Reynolds, Brandywine, MD and Luke, Michael and Ava Lyddane, Bel Alton, MD. Arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral Home.