Carl Wilbert Compton


Carl Wilbert Compton, 91, of Penhook, VA, formerly of Mullens passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Franklin Health and Rehab, Rocky Mount, VA.
Born November 29, 1927 at Mullens, he was the son of the late Earl Reeves and Violet Rose (Green) Compton.
In 1961 he along with his business partner, Oscar England started England-Compton Construction Company and later he became the sole owner of Compton Construction Company.
Carl was a member of UMWA, member of the Mullens Moose Lodge, and the Mullens Masonic Lodge #151 A.F. & A.M.
In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Compton; son, Milton Randall Compton; and daughter-in-law, Tammy Lafferty.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Mike Compton and his wife, Patty of Penhook, VA; three grandchildren, Kim Blok and her husband, Robert of Hilton Head, SC, Nikki Gross and her husband, Harold of Roanoke, VA, and Randi Covort of Beckley; six great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild, Gia.
Graveside services and burial will be 1:00 P.M., Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Highlawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill with Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating.
Anyone attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery.
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The family of Carl Compton is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
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Published on April 9, 2019
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