May 15, 2023

Jas. Brent Thompson, 67, of Wise VA passed away at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. His family and friends were with him, holding him in the circle of their love and prayers. He had fought an incredible and courageous health battle for a very long time. Now he is at rest.

Surviving are his son, Kalen Thompson (Casey); grandchildren, Moriah, Shiloh and McKenzie James of Hendersonville NC; his mother, Shirley Thompson of Sedalia MO; two sisters, Lisa Sell and Kay Kriesel of Sedalia MO; Aunt Janice Beck; as well as an extended family including many loved nieces and nephews.

Also left to mourn his passing are his best friend and long-time loving companion, Sharon Pigeon of the home in Wise VA and their shared family of support rescues; Molly Maguire, Brody & Daisy Duke of Hazard, who all continue to search the home for him.

Brent was a professional salesman for decades, both locally and in Missouri and Kansas. Always acting to assist others, he also leaves behind many dear friends to mourn his passing.

Brent’s father, Jim Thompson and grandparents predeceased him.

According to his wishes, Brent will be cremated. Future plans for any Celebration of Life services are incomplete.

Memorial contributions can be made to: the American Cancer Society @ or to PAWS of SWVA (PO Box 576, Coeburn VA 24230).

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Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, VA 24293 is in charge of arrangements.