William Wardell “Bill” Compton, 82, Nevada, MO passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Bill was born December 16, 1937 in Milo, MO to Leland E. and Della L. (Hendrix) Compton. He was united in marriage to Sylvia Henning on August 5, 1962 in Nevada and she preceded him in death on August 15, 2014.
Bill was raised in Milo and also in Kansas City, MO. He worked for over 20 years at the Sawmill in Deerfield and then worked at Nevada City Hospital and Nevada Regional Medical Center for 27 years until his retirement. Bill was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Nevada. He loved blue grass music, and could play the banjo, harmonica, guitar, and the mandolin. On more than one occasion he sat in with the Homestead Pickers in Branson. Bill also enjoyed gardening, and especially loved being with his family.
Survivors include two sons, Rick Compton, Port Townsend, WA, and Kelly Compton (Beverly), Liberal, MO; one daughter, Crystal Wright (Paul), Ft. Scott, KS; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Sylvia, he was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; one sister; a daughter, Rebecca Blunt; a granddaughter, and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested in his memory to the Ft. Scott Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses c/o Ferry Funeral Home.
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