William E. “Bill” Compton Sr., 80 of Lexington passed away at 4:35 AM Sunday, September 24, 2017 at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.
A graveside service will be 1:30 PM Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, with Rev. Bill Brown officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at Lexington Community Church.
Calvert – Johnson & Musselman Funeral Home, Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
Bill was born March 6, 1937 in Hudson, a son of Clyde and Hazel Irene Hospelhorn Compton. He married Judi Erps on October 11, 1955 in Normal. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, William Compton Jr. of Lexington, Tod Compton of Peoria and David Compton of Lexington; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and four sisters, Shirley Olson of Normal, Sarah (James) Fox of Leroy and Linda Jones and Paulette (Basil) Rauch both of Fairbury.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George, Robert and Ronald; a sister, Carolyn Compton; and a daughter, Gale Elaine Compton.
Bill was a member of Lexington Community Church.
He had served in the Navy.