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James Compton, Jr.

February 14, 1919 — April 12, 2019

Boiling Springs

JAMES R. COMPTON, JR.

James R. Compton, Jr., 100, of Boiling Springs, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Specialty Select Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born February 14, 1919 in Ozan, Arkansas, he was the son of the late James R. Compton, Sr. and Cora (Hooker) Compton.  Mr. Compton was the widower of Marjorie (Kester) Compton.

Mr. Compton was a U S Army Veteran of WWII.  It was during his service that he met his wife, who was serving as an Army nurse.

He owned a fruit processing business for 20 years and retired from the Pennsylvania Turnpike as a field auditor.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Carlisle.

Jim loved to fly and made cross country flights to California, Florida, and Iowa.  He also loved painting with water colors.

Surviving are a son. James R. (Marcia) Compton, III, of Boiling Springs, with whom he resided; four daughters:  Janet (Tom) Ivey of Wausau, WI; Susan Stecher of Harrisburg; Emily Compton and Doris Compton, both of Carlisle; five grandchildren:  Margo (Tracy) Swedlund, Megan (Paul) Westerberg, Wendy (Charles) Armstrong, Debbie (Ramin) Amiri and Ted (Dana) Compton and eight great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, on the Square in Carlisle on May 11, 2019 at 2PM.   Burial with military honors will be in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.  Visitation will be at the church from 1PM until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 2 N. Hanover St. Carlisle, PA 17013.

Ronan Funeral Home, Carlisle, is handling arrangements.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church

2A N Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

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First Presbyterian Church

2A N Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013

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