Shelbyville Daily Union

Obituaries

October 28, 2012

Rodney W. Compton

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Rodney W. Compton

Decatur

Rodney W. Compton, 71 of Decatur, IL peacefully went to be with his Lord on Friday October 26, 2012 at 9:15 am surrounded by his family.  

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 29, from 5 pm - 8 pm at Antioch Christian Church.   Rodney's life will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 30, at 10 am at Antioch Christian Church with a visitation one hour prior, Tim Moore and Pastor Steve Devore will officiate.  Military rights will be performed at Point Pleasant cemetery.   The church is located at 5409 E US Rt 36 Decatur, IL.    In lieu of flowers,  memorials may be made to the Antioch Christian Church Beautification Fund.  Arrangements by Lockhart-Green Funeral Homes, Shelbyville, IL.  

Rodney was born on January 18,, 1941 the oldest son of Wayne and Mary (Morrison)Compton of Fancher, IL.   He married Joy Tucker on July 24, 1960 in Cowden, IL they were married for 52 years. Rodney attended a year at Sparks Business College.  He served in the U. S. Army during the Cuban Crisis and was stationed in Alaska.   After leaving the Army he worked as an office and warehouse manager for Perkinson Company /PC Ltd./ NPK Storage for 38 years.  Rodney was an active member of the Antioch Christian Church, was an elder for many years and the financial secretary.  Rodney enjoyed volunteering at the Central Illinois Auction in the Antioch Youth food booth.  Rodney was a shining example of a good neighbor and friend as he was always willing to help when needed.  

A special thanks goes out to the DMH Cancer Care center, to Dr. Kairouz and the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff that cared for and supported Rod and Joy.   Also thanks to Safe Haven Hospice and their wonderful staff, and to the special nurses and staff of Fairhavens nursing home.

Rodney is survived by his wife Joy.  He was a loving father to his two children, Sonia (Compton) Smith of Mclean, IL, and Randy (Jodie) Compton of Gallatin, TN, and a wonderful grandfather to his four grandchildren Broc Compton of San Diego, CA, Jessica Smith of Sheridan, WY, Blake Compton of Gallatin, TN and Eric Smith of McLean, IL.    He is also survived by his brother Richard (Regina) Compton of Effingham, IL, sisters; Carol (Howard) Koester of Brownstown, IL, Nancy Compton of Edwardsville, IL, Barbara Beck of Cowden, IL, and Shirley (Trent) Buchannan of Cowden, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Gene Compton, and a brother in-law Gary Beck and two nephews Kevin Compton and Brian Banning.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Ronald Florey

    Ronald C. Florey 67 of Beecher City, IL, passed away at 1:53 AM Thursday July 31, 2014, in St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

    July 31, 2014

  • Joshua Edwards Sr.

    Joshua Edwards Sr. of Pana, formerly of Lyles, Tennessee, died Tuesday, July 29, in Christian County, Illinois.

    July 31, 2014

  • Darcy Boehm Darcy Boehm

    Darcy Deann Marie Haskett Eubank Boehm of Shelbyville, IL, passed away on Sunday July 27, 2014.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bob Hays Robert F. "Bob" Hays

    Robert F. “Bob” Hays, 80, of Moweaqua died July 29, 2014, at home.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Walton Wright

    Walton Roy “Short” Wright 74 of Decatur, IL, formerly of Wrights Corner, IL, passed away at 6:05 AM Monday July 28, 2014 in Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL.

    July 29, 2014

  • Elmer I. Lutz

    Elmer I. Lutz Jr., 84, passed away at 12:20am July 26, 2014 to be with his Heavenly Father.

    July 28, 2014

  • Rose Mary Maxfield.jpg Rose Mary Maxfield

    Rose Mary Maxfield, age 96, of Wharton, TX, and formerly Washington, D. C., died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at The Heights of Tomball nursing center following a brief illness.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Darcy Boehm

    Darcy Boehm, 49, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday (July 27, 2014).

    July 27, 2014

  • Carter obit Judith Carter

    Judith Elaine (Mose) Carter, 64, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 4:11 p.m. Sunday July 27, 2014, in St. John’s Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sherry Kay Spitzner

    Sherry Kay Spitzner, 54, of Flora passed away at 4:29 a.m. Friday (July 25, 2014) at the Clay County Hospital, Flora.

    July 27, 2014