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James Gilbert Compton

August 12, 1922 September 24, 2019
James Gilbert Compton
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James Gilbert Compton, age 97, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. He was born August 12, 1922, in Lawrence County, the son of Jasper Allen and Golden Belva (Parnell) Compton.

Jim was a 1941 graduate of Miller High School, in Miller, Missouri and attended Draughon’s Business College, in Springfield, Missouri. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and was a Customer Service Manager for the Carnation Corporation in California. Jim was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, the Lawrence County Reading Room, and the Mt. Vernon Golf Course for 35 plus years. He was a volunteer at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, the Missouri Veterans Clinic, the Hope Center and the St. Susanne’s Food Pantry.

On June 4, 1949, he married Virginia Berniece Shook, in Johnstown, Colorado. She preceded him in death on December 4, 2007.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Mary Craver and her husband, Mike, of Mt. Vernon; one grandson, Michael Craver and his wife, Leah, of Atlanta, Georgia; one granddaughter, Kristi Rupp and her husband, Neal, of Mt. Vernon; six great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rebekah, Aiden, Riley, Landen and Michaela and several nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper and Golden, brother, Lemuel Compton and sister, Ina Lee Garrison Marsh.

A graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Pennsboro Cemetery in Pennsboro, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019, in the funeral home chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gideons International in care of the funeral home.

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Visitation

Friday

27

Sep

6:00 PM 9/27/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/27/2019 8:00:00 PM
Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home

510 E. Cherry St.
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home
510 E. Cherry St. Mt. Vernon 65712 MO
United States

Graveside Service

Saturday

28

Sep

10:00 AM 9/28/2019 10:00:00 AM
Pennsboro Cemetery

Pennsboro Cemetery
Hwy 39
Pennsboro, MO 65707

Pennsboro Cemetery
Pennsboro Cemetery Pennsboro 65707 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Pennsboro Cemetery Final Resting Place

Pennsboro Cemetery
Hwy 39
Pennsboro, MO 65707

Pennsboro Cemetery Pennsboro 65707 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Gideon's Bibles

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Gideon's Bibles, in care of the funeral home.
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