Homer Compton, 81, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday at the Ken-Joy Convalescent Home in Hope where he had been admitted September 25, following 10 days hospitalization. He was a former Shelby County resident who moved to Lakeland, Florida, following his retirement from the U.S. Tire and Rubber Co. about 20 years ago.
Services will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ewing Mortuary, with burial in Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Born in Shelby County September 27, 1892, Mr. Compton was the son of William and Clara Compton. He was married in February, 1913, to Mary Alta Rafferty and she died June 4, 1931.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. William (Etha) Freeman, of Columbus; Mrs. R. J. (Mary) McBrearty of San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. R.K. (Betty) Clayton of Ithaca, New York; one son Hugh A. Compton, Denver, Colorado; 10 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one brother, Howard Compton, Boggstown.
Two sons, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.
Shelbyville News, Tuesday, October 3, 1972
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman