Brance Lee Thompson

October 11, 1981 ~ October 8, 2021 (age 39)


Brance Thompson, of Alvaton, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021, at his home. He was 39.

Born on October 11, 1981, in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, he was the son of Jerry Frank and Vivian Ann Nevins Thompson, of Tompkinville.

Brance was a social worker. He had a BSW in Social Work Clinician 2. He was the Chief of his Adult Protective Services Unit in Warren County. Brance was raised in Tompkinsville Church of Christ and was currently a member of Alvaton Church of Christ. He loved reading his bible, leatherwork, and making furniture. He was a jokester and an avid University of Tennessee fan. Brance loved spending time with his family and his dog, Maddy Bear, but especially loved being with his daughter.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Drema Murphy Thompson; a daughter, Paisley Dawn Thompson; a maternal grandmother, Jean Nevins of Tompkinsville; mother and father in-law, Dwight and Donna Murphy of Liberty; sister in-law, Tiffany (Ronnie) Sharp of Liberty; grandmother in-law, Phyllis Lyons of Campbellsville; niece, Lily Nicole Sharp; nephew, Ryan Levi Sharp; and a host of aunts, uncles, and additional family.  

Brance is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert Ray Nevins; paternal grandparents, Jess Frank and Clara Thompson; and grandparents in-law, Lawrence Sonny Lyons, and Don and Matrie Pendleton.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. EST on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Kenny Spaw officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Frank Thompson, Dwight Murphy, Ronnie Sharp, James Harmon, Brandon Wisdom, Wesley Spears, and Brian Hagan.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 10, 2021, from 1:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Bartley and Sons Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. A second visitation will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021, from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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October 10, 2021

1:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Bartley, Tompkinsville

October 11, 2021

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

Funeral Service
October 12, 2021

2:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

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