Celebrating the Life of Trey Thompson
Kenneth “Trey” Dean Thompson III was born on May 31st, 1994, passed away on June 21st, 2022 following a long-term battle with depression and addiction. Trey leaves behind daughter Kaleigh, 9, mother Kimberly Hale of Naples, FL, father Kenneth Thompson of Orbisonia, PA, sister Cassidy Leach of Cary, NC, brother Austin Thompson of Orbisonia, PA and a full family of grandparents, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins who loved him. Throughout his short life, Trey brought a warm and caring heart, a bright sense of humor and loyalty for his family. Growing up across Wake County, NC, Trey enjoyed the quieter life the country had to offer – playing local sports, being outdoors, fishing with his grandfather at the pond, and making life-long friends. Trey was extremely adept at working with his hands with a natural talent to see how things fit together and how to fix them as well. When Trey put his mind to a task, there was no harder worker to be found – a trait he took pride in.
While Trey struggled for many years with the disease of addiction and was often misunderstood, throughout it all, his heart was always fighting back to win the battle. Unfortunately, this battle doesn’t fight fair and Trey lost this battle on Tuesday.
Trey was always searching for peace and happiness here on Earth, but he’s found it now. The family is happy to see the suffering and pain Trey dealt with has finally ended and hope that he is remembered for the heart, the smile, the jokes, the care and compassion he demonstrated from boyhood and throughout his life. We will always carry you in our hearts.