Nolan “Jack” Compton, 78, of Greensburg, KY, son of the late Elam L. Compton and Artie Bell Richards Compton, was born on Monday, October 11, 1943 in Adair County, KY and departed this life in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended the Greensburg Separate Baptist Church. Jack, also known as “JJ”, loved his CB radios and spent many hours talking to his friends. He was also known for his trading and loved a “good deal” as he would call it. He worked as a mechanic for many years and was a foreman of oil-field operations at W.L. Johnson Supply & Company for 20 plus years. During his retirement, he could often be found setting on his front porch talking to his family and friends. He treated everyone with kindness, he never met a stranger, and was always the first to help someone in need. Due to Jack’s strength of character, leadership, and dedication to others welfare above his own, he was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by former Governor Paul E. Patton. Jack loved spending time with his family and friends, and telling many stories. He loved his dogs Booger and Duke and traveled nowhere without them. He loved his children and grandchildren. He was always teaching them a lesson on life and making sure they had everything they needed. The love he had for his sweet Ann was one of an epic love story, soulmates from the time they met until he left to go to his heavenly home. He made sure to tell everyone to take care of her and most importantly, he loved the Lord.
His wife of 59 years: Mary Ann Wright Compton of Greensburg, KY
3 daughters & 2 sons-in-law: Teresa & Don DeSpain and Jackie Montgomery of Greensburg, KY; Christy & Robbie Price of Campbellsville, KY
6 grandchildren: Wesley DeSpain, Jeremy DeSpain, Chuckie Montgomery, Elizabeth Montgomery, Ethan Price, and Brody Price
3 great-grandchildren: Lexie DeSpain, Hunter DeSpain, and Dallas DeSpain
Bonus son: Mike Compton and wife Karen
1 sister: Goldie Redmon of Indiana
Sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law: Nancy & Booie Houk, Christine Wright, Mary Frances Wright, Jim Wright, Bill & Connie Wright all of Greensburg, KY
Special family: Christina Perkins & Landace Tungate
A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends
Jack was also preceded in death by two brothers: Lawrence Compton and Lindie Compton; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Eva Gilpin, Goble Franklin, Catherine and Hop Wright, Beatty and Cleston Patterson, Kenneth Wright, Judell Wright, Ted Wright, Imogene Compton, and Buck Redmon.
Funeral Service: Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Bro. Jonathan Meadows and Bro. Dan Perkins officiating
Visitation: Wednesday from 3:00pm-8:00pmCT and after 7:00amCT on Thursday at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home
For online condolences: www.cowherdandparrott.com or Facebook
PALLBEARERS: Don DeSpain, Robbie Price, Wesley DeSpain, Jeremy DeSpain, Chucky Montgomery, Elizabeth Montgomery, Ethan Price, Mike Compton, Marty Harper, Troy Wright, Brody Price, Lexie DeSpain, Hunter DeSpain, and Dallas DeSpain
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Robert Purvis, Daryl Taylor, Booie Houk, Jim Warf, Bill Wright, Jim Wright, Delano Rayburn, Wendell Rayburn, Glen Corbin, Mickie Judd, Randy Jones, Marco Mitchell, Joe Reynolds, and all nieces and nephews