Funeral Services for Mr. John R. Compton, age 89, of the Willow Grove Community will be conducted 2 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Josh Shaw will officiate. The family will welcome friends on Thursday morning, from 11 a.m. until time of services at Speck Funeral Home. Burial will be 1 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2020 from the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Goodlettsville, TN.
Mr. John Compton passed from this life on Sunday morning, December 29, 2019 from the Overton County Health & Rehab Center. He was born in Davidson County, Tennessee on August 26, 1930 to the late Harry N. & Elma Sue Chunn Compton. John was a 1949 graduate of East Nashville High School. John was a member of Jackson Park Church of Christ in Inglewood in Nashville and the Free Communion Church of Christ. John worked for many years as a Purity Dairy Sales Representative. He enjoyed traveling, and going to church at Free Communion Church of Christ. John loved his wife, children, camping, and Dale Hollow Lake.
John leaves behind his loving wife of 70 years, Mrs. Juanita McConnell Compton of the Willow Grove Community, TN; daughters, Cathy Goodman & husband Baker, and Connie Kendrick & husband Jim all of Wilson County, TN; son, Bob Compton & wife Susan of Lebanon, TN; grandchildren, Renee Smith, Matt Tunstall & wife Erin, Michael DeWerff; step grandchildren Anthony Wilson, Michael Johnson, and Ashley Adams & husband Dustin; 8 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry N. "Buster" Compton, Jr, and William Donald Compton.
Many Thanks to the Overton County Health & Rehab Nurses and Staff for their kind and loving care.
Memorial Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association by contacting Speck Funeral Home, 300 North Church Street, Livingston, TN. 38570/ 931-823-1201.
So saddened by the loss of John. What a wonderful man! We were blessed to have him and Juanita with us at Free Communion, and grew to love them very much! They sat in front of my mom and dad (Roy Hugh &Mildred Melton). My dad cut his hair (Model Barber Shop) and they became part of our community! Sweet sweet man! He even roomed next door to my grandmother at the cottage! He was a fine Christian example and will be missed. I loved looking at all the pictures on here. Such a great tribute. Thank you for sharing them! Praying for comfort for your family during this time. I truly believe that John is with our Heavenly Father now. I know you all will miss him, but I pray that you’ll be comforted because of the life John lived. Glad I was given the opportunity to know John and call him a friend.
In Christian love,
Lisa Melton Ramsey
Free Communion Church of Christ
We love you & will miss you so very much Uncle Johnny, you are in Heaven now with Daddy, Uncle Bubba, Granny & Harry....what a glorious reunion I'm sure that is! Love, Jeff, Kyle and Kim Pitt
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