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Bobby Allen Compton, 80, Adair Co., KY (1940-2020)

Bobby Allen Compton passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at his home in Adair County. He was 80 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Sammy Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Moore Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 11amCT on Saturday. Attendees to both visitation and funeral are required to wear masks.

He was born May 3, 1940, in Adair County, to the late Edgar Riley and Fannie Keltner Compton, a member of Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, a US Army Veteran and retired from Wabash Fiber Box Company in Argo, Illinois. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister, Harold, Jimmy & Eddie Compton and Helen Keltner.

Survivors include:
  • His wife - Peggy Lynne French Compton of Adair County
  • Two daughters - Glenda (Dale) Wilson of Lockport, Illinois and Deanna (Darrell) Price of Jabez, KY
  • One brother - Danny Joe (Anne) Compton of Adair County
  • One sister - Judy Coomer of Adair County
  • Eight grandchildren
  • 11 great-grandchildren
  • Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends
Grandsons will be Casket Bearers.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Bobby Allen Compton, 80, Adair Co., KY (1940-2020)

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