John Compton of Newkirk passed away with his family by his side Saturday, October 21, 2017. He was 82 years of age. John was born June 8, 1935 in Tulsa, OK to Benjamin and Emma McMillan Compton.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 25 2017 in the Grace Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Tom Howard officiating. Interment will be held on a later date. Visitation will be at Grace Memorial Chapel on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
John grew up and attended rock school near Skiatook, OK. He also attended Oklahoma A&M for 2 years. John enjoyed ranching and working Construction all his life building Dams in several different states so he moved to where the job was located. He worked on several Dams in OK with Kaw Dam being one of them. During his working days he was employed by Throop and Evans and Associates and he retired from Evans in 2005.John was married to Charlotte Hudson. John enjoyed being around his family, Fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed going to the Gospel Jubilee and travelling to Branson.
Survivors include; 1 son: Richard Compton and wife Holli of Newkirk, OK, 4 daughters: Katherine Nichols of Berryville, AR, Judith Compton of Shawnee, OK, Anita Harmon of Ponca City, OK and Marie Shaw and husband Kennith of Yukon, OK, 2 sister in laws: Goldie Compton of Perue, OK and Viola Compton of Wagoner, OK, 1 aunt: Cuma Flowers of California. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, wife Charlotte Hudson, 1 son John Edward Compton in 2016, 1 grandson Joseph Allen Evans in 1978, 2 great grandchildren: Sailor Finn Hill in 2009 and Brian Dewayne Tune in 2001 and a Son in law Gerald Nichols in August of 2017, 2 brothers: Bill Compton and Fletcher Compton, 3 sisters: Jessie Lawson, Bessie Zimmerman and Opal Henry.
Online guest registration may be done at www.gracememorialchapel.net
My hero, my rock, my Daddy. I love you more than words could ever express. You are the strongest, wisest man I have ever known. Thank you for giving me the best of you. I will see you again someday and oh what a day that will be.
Marie ShawYukon, OK
Sue WhatleyArkansas City, KS
So many memories! Prayers and love go to all his family as he was their rock, and his first thoughts was for the kids and grandkids. One of his favorite hymns was "I'll Fly Away ". and I am sure he is up there now with his brothers and sisters.
Linda PaquinSand Springs, OK
Pa, I love you always. You will forever be my favorite cowboy. I was blessed with 42 years with you in my life and I will treasure every memory of you until we meet again.
Cristi StorksonStotts City, MO
Papa thank you for being you. The lessons, the love and the memories are what make this so easy and so hard. You are definitely one of a kind. I love you more than I can express. I just wish I could have hugged your neck one more time or hear you say “Now Roni...”. I’m blessed to have you as my Pa. xoxoxo
Veronica ShawYukon, OK
My Uncle John will be truly missed! I have lots of great memories from childhood through adult! My thoughts and Prayers are with his children! RIP!!
Sharon Sue RectorStigler, OK
I love you Daddy, I will hold you in my 💓.. I will miss you until I join you with the Lord and the family.
Judith ComptonShawnee, OK
William StorksonStotts city, MO
Dad, I love and miss you bunches, fly with the angels til we meet again.
Anita (Compton) HarmonPonca City, OK