Compton, Donald R.

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Donald R. Compton, age 85, of Ellett Valley, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at his home. Don was born on August 10, 1936 to the late Claude and Winnie Compton. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Compton; brothers, Carl, Gordon and McArthur; brothers-in-law, Clarence Viers, and Alvin Akers.

He was an employee of the Radford Army Ammunition plant, where he met his late wife, Georgia, after serving 8 years in the U.S. Army. They both passed in the home they built together.

He is survived by his sisters, Nelva Viers Akers, Dot and her husband, Jimmy Howery, Cathy and Kenneth Meador, Pat and Melvin Barnett; stepdaughter, Karen Russell and husband, Mark; grandchildren, Kaitlin Price, Kalley and Evan Ahmann, Kolten Price; sisters-in-law, Joyce Compton, Mary Page Compton; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Cumbee, Arnold Lafon; as well as many wonderful friends and family members.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Danny Collins officiating. Interment will follow at North Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.