Memorial services for John Morgan Compton, 77, of Lexington, will be held at 11 a.m., April 5, at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship Church in Lexington. That evening, a celebration of life will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Thoroughbred Center at Stapleview Hall in Lexington.
Born in Neon to the late Morgan Fitchue Lee and Delilah Margarett Robbins Compton, he died March 21 at Baycare Alliant Hospital in Dunedin, Fla.
He was a brother of the late Calvin Compton, Virgil Compton, Charles Compton, Viola Grinnell, Hazel Yonts, Lois Compton and Joyce Baker.
A graduate of Fleming- Neon High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania College in 1962 and taught at Bryan Station High School.
He was graduated from the University of Kentucky as a Doctor of Jurisprudence and worked with law partners Norrie Wake and Carl Swanger. He later joined the U.S. Attorneys Office of the Eastern District, retiring after 29 years of service.
Mr. Compton was recognized by the Drug Enforcement Agency for outstanding contribution in Federal Drug Law Enforcement.
He was a charter member of the Liberty Road Faith Fellowship Church and served on the board and as a member of the Financial Committee. He was a member of the Griffin Gate Homeowners Association Board of Directors.
A co- founder of the Bryan Station Alumni Association, he was inducted into the Hall of Distinction in 2007 after years of service as Board Member and President.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Gloria Knuckles Compton; a daughter, Cari Compton Marshall and husband Tyrone; five grandchildren, Derby, Morgan, Marley, Kingston and Keenelyn, all of Draper, Utah; two sisters, Cleda Bentley of Lorain, Oh., and Lana White of Jenkins; and a sister-in-law, Sherry Knuckles Warden of Lexington.