A service to honor the life of Mr. Brent Druien Thompson will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, October 24, 2020, in the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Rush officiating. Interment, next to his daughter, will be held at a later date in East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY, under the direction of Goodwin Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12 pm until service time on the 24th at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Ret. USAF Col. Brent Thompson, 90 years of age and a long-time resident of Cadiz, KY, passed away on October 19, 2020, in Natchitoches, LA. He was born on October 4, 1930 to Veachil Ira Thompson and Lucille M. Higgason Thompson in Donansburg, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Risë Carol Thompson; sisters, Iris Catherine Thompson and Freda Holt; and a brother, Rex A. Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Spencer Thompson; son John Mark Thompson and wife Ami; grandchildren, Katherine Thompson, Rebecca Doles, Stephen Thompson, Whitney Conlon, Ashley Spencer; great granddaughter, Alice Harper Hodges; nieces, Jill Miller, Cathy Holt and Debbie Holt; and a nephew, Kenny Holt. Brent earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky and later earned a Master of Science in Education from the University of Kentucky. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and retired with the rank of Colonel after concluding his service as an admissions counselor for the U.S. Air Force Academy. A highlight of his military career was that of being selected as the nation’s outstanding Air Force Reservist assigned to the Air Force Academy in 1974. In 1957 he was employed by Trigg County Farmers Bank in Cadiz, KY, where he remained for 31 years, serving as President, Chairman of the Board, and CEO before retiring in 1989. He then served as Senior Vice President for Citizens Fidelity Bank (now PNC Bank) in Hardin County, KY, for 10 years. Brent was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan and in his spare time enjoyed reading, gardening, and listening to music. He will always be remembered as a loving husband father. He will be dearly missed but we take comfort in knowing we will be reunited with him one day in heaven.