|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1954|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 2009|
Brent Thomas Crompton 55, a truly unique and inspiring individual, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 4th, 2009 while surrounded by family and friends. Brent was born on July 15,1954 in Ogden Utah to Gary Crompton and Karole Maw Crompton. Shortly after birth, due to complications, he lost the use of his hearing and developed Cerebral Palsy. While life would be a challenge filled with obstacles from then on, Brent and his parents refused to allow his handicaps to hold him back from experiencing and achieving a rich and full life.
His parents were told by the experts that he would never walk or lead any resemblance of a normal life. Like everything else in life Brent took this as a challenge, and 8 hard years later after countless falls and spills Brent took his first steps. Soon after he was running, and then he was biking, and swimming, and diving, and sledding, and motoring, and then he walked some more.
He went on to graduate with Honors from the Utah School for The Deaf. To communicate he learned to read lips and taught himself to use sign language.
Brent held numerous jobs throughout his life, including time spent at IRS, DDO, Weber State University, and Tony's Pizza. He was always very thankful for those that supported him during his time of employment.
Feeling the need to give back to those less fortunate than himself, Brent began to volunteer his time to the March of Dimes. He participated in and completed the 20 mile March of Dimes Walkathon for numerous years. He was recognized and received numerous awards for collecting the largest amount of cash pledges. In 1981, he received the Outstanding Service Award from the March of Dimes. In 1982, he received the Handicap Citizen of the Year award, for all his efforts and achievements.
Brent had a passion and a love for all Weber State Athletics, Michael Jordon and the Chicago Bulls, and the Oakland Raiders. Two out of three isn't bad, maybe the Raiders will finally win in heaven.
Brent took the opportunity to touch a lot of lives; he loved people and was very quick with a smile and a huge hug for everyone he met. He was a great son, the best brother that anyone could ask for, a loving Uncle to his adoring nieces and nephews, and most of all a friend and an inspiration to everyone that allowed him to be part of their lives. You were truly blessed in you knew him.
We look forward to the day that we can reunite with this valiant warrior in heaven, to see his perfect body, and listen to his eloquent voice.
Brent is survived by Karole Maw Crompton (Mother), Kathy Ann Crompton (Sister), Bruce G. Crompton (Brother), (Joni), and their children Mckenzi, JayCee, Carter, and Caden. He was preceded in death by his Father Gary T. Crompton, and his Brother Brad Rufus Crompton.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 11AM in the South Ogden 7th Ward Chapel, 720 Nancy Drive, Ogden, Utah.
Friends may call at the Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Sunday, November 9, 2009 from 6PM to 8PM, and Monday at the South Ogden 7th Ward Chapel from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Contributions may be made to the Brent Crompton Scholarship Fund at:
Weber State University, c/p Development Office, 4018 University Circle, Ogden, Utah 84403-4018.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at:
Gary Thomas Crompton (1934 - 2000)
Brad Rufus Crompton (1953 - 1979)*
Brent Thomas Crompton (1954 - 2009)
Aultorest Memorial Park
Created by: Gaylene Rose
Record added: Nov 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44255836
Here's to you Brent.|
Added: Nov. 12, 2009