Thomas Cleveland Compton, Jr.

Published 3:04 pm Monday, March 28, 2011

Tom Compton, 84, of Demopolis died Sunday, March 27 at home following a courageous bout with lung cancer. There will be a celebration of his life at the First United Methodist Church at 200 East Decatur Street on Saturday, April 2 with Dr. Art Luckie officiating.

The family will receive family and friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Cleveland Compton and Margarete Prichett Compton, his sister Madelyn Compton Dunning, brother, William David Compton, his wife of 61 years, Ann Harris Compton.

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He is survived by his sisters Mary Evelyn Collins Bird, Margarete Elizabeth “Putt” Perry, brother-in-law, Taylor Thomas “Buddy” Perry; daughter, Madelyn “Lynn” Compton Taylor; grandson, Marlin Compton Taylor; daughter, Margarete Fay Compton Adams; grandson, Bradford Compton Adams; great-grandson, Bradford Dakota Adams; daughter, Lee Compton Arrington; son-in-law, William “Bill” M. Arrington; grandson, James “Jim” Compton Smith and grandson, Thomas Judson “Jud” Compton Arrington and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Compton was past president of the Demopolis Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Pelican Production Credit Association of Jennings, LA and a charter member of the Men’s Coffee Class of the First United Methodist Church. He was a post Commander and active member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wards and was instrumental in seeing that the Monument to the Veterans be established in front of the Marengo County Courthouse in Linden. Mr. Compton was an avid bridge player and until the last few weeks enjoyed playing cards with his dear friends. He was a Southern gentleman of dignity and character.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Demopolis.