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 Brandon Kenyon Thompson

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Brandon Kenyon Thompson

  • Birth 2 May 1980
  • Death 18 Jun 2007
  • Burial Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 19977233

Brandon Kenyon Thompson, of Goose Creek, departed his young and promising life June 18 while fighting fire for the City of Charleston Fire Department.

He was a son of Frank Norman Thompson, III of Round O, South Carolina and Diane White of Goose Creek.

Brandon graduated from Stratford High School and was formerly a firefighter for the Summerville Fire Department for five years, a firefighter for the City of Charleston Fire Department at Station 10 for the past four years. He was a Captain with the Pine Ridge Fire Department which he served for the past eleven years. He was a member of the Firefighter's Association. Brandon was to be married in four months.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his step-mother, Stephanie Thompson of Round-O; two brothers, Frank N. Thompson, IV and wife Brandy of Summerville and Jeffery A. Thompson and his wife Brandy of Goose Creek; his fiancée, Rachel M. Sheridan of North Charleston; two nephews, Kaleb Thompson and Conner Thompson both of Summerville; and maternal grand-parents, Harry and Lavonia White of Mobile, Alabama.

The victims and their years of service are:

*Captain William "Billy" Hutchinson, 30 years service

*Captain Mike Benke, 29 years service

*Captain Louis Mulkey, 11½ years service

*Engineer Mark Kelsey, 12½ years service

*Engineer Bradford "Brad" Baity, 9 years service

*Asst. Engineer Michael French, 1½ years service

*Firefighter James "Earl" Drayton, 32 years service

*Firefighter Brandon Thompson, 4 years service

*Firefighter Melvin Champaign, 2 years service