Richard Leroy Compton

richard compton

August 27, 1954 ~ August 29, 2014

Richard Leroy Compton passed away at his home. He was born in Hillsboro, IL to Walter and June (Jacobson) Compton. He married Connie Willeford on November 30, 1974 in Sorento, IL. He is survived by his wife Connie, his daughters Angela Compton, Amber (Nick) Frank, his son Lance Compton, his step-mother Fe Compton, his brothers Walter L. "Bob" (Faye) Compton and Clayton (Sharon) Compton, his sisters Gail (Mark) Schuster and Sandy (Leo) Miller. His is also surived by his grandchildren-Lane and Leann Edwards, Cameron Liner, Tyler and Mason Frank, and Connor and Madisyn Compton. He was preceded in death by his parents. He grew up in Sorento and Greenville. He attended Greenville High School. He moved to Pocahontas in 1978. He had worked as a supervisor at Echlind Brake Parts in Litchfield and then retired from Highland Machine and Screw. He was a member of The United Church of God in Troy, IL. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Troy United Church of God or to the family


Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7 PM

Young Funeral Home


Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 4 PM

Young Funeral Home

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  1. To the Compton family, I am sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace. I worked with Richie at Highland Machine and always found him to be friendly and enjoyable to work with.

  2. Connie and family- There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May your spirit guides hold you close through this difficult time.

  3. Connie – I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Connie and family Our family is so very sorry to read about your loss in the paper. May God be with you at this time and support you, keeping you in his hands. Let those of us who care be there for you to lean on. I have lost your email address or I would have made a personal contact with you..

  5. Connie, Frank and I are so very sorry to learn of Leroy's passing!! Please know that you and all of your family will be in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come. May God be with you!

  6. May these words bring you comfort and hope as they did for our family during our loss. Found at John 11:25 spoken by Our Lord Jesus �½�½"Jesus said to her: "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." Your neighbor and friend, Maddy Hernandez

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