Richard Elliott Compton

Richard Elliott Compton

June 10, 1943 ~ July 08, 2021

Date of Interment:
August 21, 2021

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Richard Elliott Compton, 78, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed at his Vero Beach home Thursday, July 8, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Richard was the son of George William and Ruth Lucille Compton, also of Vero Beach.

Richard was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1943. He moved with his family to Vero Beach, Florida in 1954.  Richard graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1962.

Richard retired after more than 40 years as a Parts Manager for Massey Ferguson dealers in Vero Beach and Hillsborough County, where he was loved by co-workers and customers alike.  He was a devoted Tampa Bay Rays baseball fan and closely followed the NASCAR circuit.  Richard had a lifelong love of trains and was an active member of the Florida East Coast Railway Society. But above all else he loved his family.

Richard was preceded in death by his first wife Nancy Abrams Compton in 1970, second wife Mary Mahaffey Compton in 2016, and sister Elizabeth Ann Compton Wodtke in 2021.

Richard is survived by his two sons, Richard Elliott Compton II with his wife Denise Hodges of Joppa, Maryland; and Lawrence James Compton with his wife Dawn Compton of Fellsmere, Florida.  He is also survived by two daughters, Lisa Compton Turner with her husband Craig “Dobie” Turner of Fellsmere, Florida; and Georgianne Compton with her fiancé Curtis VanProoyen of Santa Rosa, California.  Richard is additionally survived by six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, sisters Becky Compton Jones with her husband Calvin Ray Jones of Vero Beach, Florida and Mary Compton Taylor with her husband Richard Wilks Taylor of Cumming, Georgia.

The inurnment will take place at Crestlawn Cemetery at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 21st followed by a celebration of life at Richard’s home starting at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please help support cancer patients in financial need by making a charitable donation to the FCS Foundation in his memory.

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Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.


Date of Interment:
August 21, 2021

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Melissa Benitez - Friend

July 15, 2021, 9:17 am

My condolences to you and your family Georgianne

Casey & Linda Bledsoe - Friends

July 15, 2021, 7:58 pm

So sorry for your loss. You and your family our in our thoughts and Prayers.

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