Jerry Martin ComptonKingsport, TN | June 16, 2012
Jerry Compton – Kingsport, TN
Jerry Martin Compton, 68, Kingsport, TN passed away, Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Mr. Compton was born in Scott County, VA on July 21, 1943 to the late Earnest Martin and Opal Mae Frazier Compton. He attended Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where he served as Deacon.
He retired from Kingsport Press after 43 years of service and in 1996 founded Compton's Hardwood Flooring.
In addition to his parents, his sister, Norma Jean Compton preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Joann Compton, Kingsport, TN; daughters, Karina Wood and husband, Marty, Surgoinsville, TN and Donna Lovell and husband, Tim Lovell, Kingsport, TN; son; Joel McCann and wife, Mandy, Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Josh Lovell, Jessica Lee, Andrea Lovell, Jordan Lovell, John McCann, and Jacob Wood; great grandchild, Addyson Lovell; sisters, Peggy Dykes, Fall Branch, TN, Patsy Meade, Kingsport, TN, and Carolyn Greer and husband, Jim, Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Everett Lett and Rev. Tim Lovell officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Oak Hill Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:45 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Gardens in the Garden of the Resurrection for the graveside service.
Donations may be made in honor of Jerry to a charity of one's choice or to Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1734 Forest View Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.
An online guest register is available for the Compton family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jerry Compton.
CondolencesJoann and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I never knew
of a kinder and pleasant person as Jerry. We will always
have him in our hearts and memories. We will keep you
and your family in our prayers. God bless all of you.
We live next door to Orangie and John. I worked with
Jerry at the Press and knew him most of my life.
Posted by: Brenda and Howard Vaughn, June 24, 2012
Joann and family, im so sorry for your loss, i know words can never heal the loss you feel, jerry was a good man, he and your family have always been good to me, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. love you all, Sherry and Mike
Posted by: Sherry (Castle) Edwards, June 20, 2012
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Jerry and I graduated high school together. Having lost my husband 2 years ago, I understand your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Posted by: Janice Addington, June 20, 2012
Joel, we just want you to know that we are thinking of you and your family, and praying that you will feel God's loving presence and comfort during this difficult time.
Posted by: Ronnie and Zoe Hooker, June 19, 2012
Our hearts go out to you at this time of sadness. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for being a true friend. I am sure your father was a great man.
Take care and we love you.
Posted by: Marie Blankenship, June 19, 2012
You and your family are in my prayers daily!! Thinking of you Scott.
Posted by: Belinda Smith, June 19, 2012
JoAnn and family,
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to know him and I greatly appreciate the help he gave me when dealing with Compton's Flooring. I had a great deal of respect and admiration for him as I watched him fight his health battles.
May God provide peace and comfort to the entire family in the coming days, weeks and months.
Posted by: Jim Hyatt, June 18, 2012
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing.Worked with him at the Kingsport Press.Jerry was a very nice guy.My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Posted by: Billie J. Burke, June 18, 2012
So very sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Compton. Our
prayers and condolences go out to each member of his
family. I have done business with him for many years and
he will certainly be missed.
Posted by: Tommy E. Hylton, June 18, 2012
Donna, Tim and Family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. He is no longer suffering and has received his heavenly reward. I will keep your in my prayers during this difficult time
Posted by: Karen Pendleton Hicks, June 18, 2012
So sorry to hear the passing of such a wonderful man.We know thar Jerry has recieved his healing now. Much prayers for the family who are indeed like family to me....Love you Joann and family....
Posted by: Brenda Cornett Braswell, June 18, 2012
JoAnn and the family,
My heart is so broken...Jerry was such a special person. My dad, the late Rev. Ralph Cookenour and Jerry had such wonderful times at deep sea fishing. We have so many memories with Jerry. It was an honor to know Jerry. Mom and I love both of you.......We pray God will comfort you and the family during this time and surround you with his comforting love. We love you and are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Rhonda Cookenour, June 18, 2012
joann so sorry to here about bro jerry ....we loved him dearly ... you all have been there for us ..if you need anyting please let us know ,,,love you all
bro. larry and lois guy
and all of them
Posted by: larry and lois guy, June 18, 2012
joann our prayers and thought are with u and your family . resting assure that bro. jerry is in the arms of jesus.
Posted by: lorettagragg light, June 18, 2012
Joan, my heart is with you and your family during this time. I offer my sincere condolences and sympathies. May God comfort you mightily, and cause his angels to minister peace to you all. Love always, Charlona.
Posted by: Charlona Johnson, June 18, 2012
JoAnn and family I'm sorry for your loss. Jerry was a very sweet and caring person. He will be missed dearly. I raised tobacco for Jerry for several years and never had a harsh word with him. We will miss him so much and my prayers go out to the whole family. May God bless each and everyone of you.
Posted by: Betty Contreras, June 17, 2012
It's been such an honor to know this man who married my widowed aunt and became father to Donna and Joel. Then by him you recieved a beautiful daughter Karina ,and grandson Jacob. Being a Godly woman you
influenced both your spouse's to a Christian path.
After 40 years of marriage ,you asked God to take Jerry in his arms and give him peace , and he answered your prayer. His miraculous 10 yr. battle with a rare lymphoma is finally over and he is truly at rest. We pray
God will comfort you in the days ahead.
Orangie & John
Posted by: Niece:Orangie Lester & husband John, June 17, 2012
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