Charles Compton, Sr., age 80, of Donnellson, passed away Wednesday, May 20 at Hillsboro Area Hospital. Funeral services for 80 year old Charles Compton, Sr. will be Wednesday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial with military rites by VFW Post 1306 and American Legion Post 425 will be in Elm Point Cemetery. Friend may call Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Compton was born on November 16, 1934 at Walshville, IL to the late Owen and Laverna Roberta (Havron) Compton. His marriage to Lavena M. Huddleston took place at the Pentecostal Church in Sorento, IL on June 11, 1956 and she survives at Donnellson, IL. He served his country in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Owen was a farmer, a member of the Farm Bureau and Reno Baptist Church. He had resided in Gary IN and Donnellson, IL.
Also surviving are his children, Charles O. Compton, Jr.(wife, Mary Ann), Donnellson, IL & Carey Layne “Sue” Niehaus (husband, Ron), Irving, IL; six grandchildren, Scottie Niehaus, Alicia Compton, Stephanie Compton, John Niehaus, Jason Diehl, Jeff Diehl; brothers, Clay Compton, David Compton, Edward Herb Compton and sisters, Algera Row, Gladys Cardova. Preceding in death were brothers, Walter Compton and Camby Compton and sister, Winifred Logan.