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Eddie Compton, 81, Adair County, KY (1935-2016)

He was the patriarch of an outstanding Adair County family. He was a native of Adair County, KY, the son of the late Edgar & Fannie Keltner Compton. He was the widower of Betty Jo Compton, his wife of over 62 years. He was a member of Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church and attended Hadley's Community Church. He was a leading dairy farmer for many years. He leaves 41 direct and 3 step living descendants.
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Eddie Compton, 81, of Fairplay, KY, died Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 6:53pmET, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Elbert Hadley & Bro. Bill Scott officiating. Burial will be in Loy Cemetery in Fairplay. Visitation after 4pmCT, Monday, August 15, 2016.



Eddie Compton, 81, Adair County, KY (1935-2016)


He was born April 21, 1935, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Edgar & Fannie Keltner Compton. He died Saturday, August 13, 2016, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age 81 years, three months, 23 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Loy Compton on September 27, 2015; two brothers, Jimmy & Harold Compton; one sister, Helen Keltner: and one great-grandson, William Trent Hampton.

He was a member of Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, attended Hadley's Community Church and was a dairy farmer for many years.

Survivors include:

  • Three sons: Jerry (Cindy) Compton, Tony Joe (Pam) Compton, Stephen (Pam) Compton all of Fairplay, KY

  • Six daughters: Nancy (Jeff) Burton, Betty Sue (Charlie) Hancock, Rhonda (Garry) Cox, Tammy (Bill) Sexton all of Columbia, Marsha (Jim) Napier & Kathy (Keith) Greer all of Fairplay, KY

  • Two brothers: Bobby & Danny Joe Compton both of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Judy Coomer of Columbia, KY

  • Fourteen grandchildren

  • Fifteen great-grandchildren

  • Three step-great-grandchildren

  • Three great-great-grandchildren

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Memorials are requested to be in form of donation of Gideon Bibles. These may be left at the funeral home.

Send condolences to the family of Eddie Compton

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements



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