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Edward Jessie Compton


Mr. Edward Jesse Compton, of Oxford, NC, age 89, completed his home going journey on August 10, 2021. He was born on March 26, 1932 in Mecklenburg County, Va. to the late Genevieve and Jesse Lee Compton. He was employed 28 years as a supervisor with Burlington Industries, Clarksville, Va. In addition, like many of his generation, he was also a farmer. He ended his career as a Master Carpenter with the Granville County School System. Edward built the homeplace where they raised their family in the Amis Chapel community. During his life, he was building his permanent home where he now resides and is having a reunion with family, friends and best of all, meeting his Lord.

Edward is survived by his wife of 69 years, Geraldine Harris Compton; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bill Crute of Rock Hill, SC; son Eddie Compton and Nancy Rector of Oxford, NC; daughter Bonnie Compton of Oxford, NC; and son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Jan Compton of Gilbert, AZ; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Hardy (Jason) of Ball Ground, GA, Will Crute (Rebecca) of Aynor, SC, Scott Compton of San Antonio, Texas, Ryan Compton of Wilmington, NC, Randall Swift of Richmond, VA, Jessica Kluger (Alex) of Atlanta, GA, and Adeline Compton and Harris Compton of Gilbert, AZ; five great grandchildren, Spencer Hardy, Grayson Hardy, Evalynn Hardy, Julia Rose Crute, and Mettauer Crute; and one sister, Mary Lou Rash of Bullock, NC.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnny Compton, Howard Compton and sisters Anne Williamson, Inez Woody, and Shirley Brame.

Edward loved his wife and his family, working hard to provide for them while instilling a work ethic and stressing the value of education, which resulted in all of his children graduating from a university. He also passed his love of music and some of his talent to each of his children. Throughout the years many extended family gatherings were held where Edward played his guitar and sang with his children and siblings with a look of joy on his face. He even made a record for the love of his life. He was a choir member, Sunday school teacher, trustee, and deacon of Amis Chapel Baptist Church.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made in Mr. Edward Compton’s memory to Amis Chapel Baptist Church, 9189 Amis Chapel Road, Oxford, NC 27565 or to Amedisys Hospice, 3320 US 1 Highway Suite B, Franklinton, NC 27525.

Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford is proudly serving the Compton family.


  • Jimmy Strickland Posted August 12, 2021 2:18 am

    Geraldine, so sorry to hear of Edward’s passing. I remember him way back when we visited Ryland and Im (sp). He was such a fine guy.

  • Barry Dillehay Posted August 12, 2021 11:47 am

    Geraldine, Bonnie and Compton family,
    You all are in our thoughts during this time of sorrow. Mr. Compton was a true southern gentleman.
    Warmest condolences, Barry & Nonnie Dillehay

  • Shirley Elliott Posted August 13, 2021 3:12 pm

    Geraldine and family. Thinking of you all , so sorry to hear of Edward’s passing.

  • Rebecca cox Posted August 14, 2021 12:20 am

    Geraldine so sorry to hear of Edwards passing ‘, he will always be in my heart ,, a good man prayers sent out to all the family. . Love you and hope to see u all

  • Hollie Compton Posted August 14, 2021 9:27 pm

    Eddie, I’m sorry to read about your dad. Prayers are with you and your family.

  • Donna Lowery Adams Posted August 15, 2021 12:52 am

    Dear Geraldine & Compton Family, I was saddened to hear of the loss of this fine man! I have such wonderful memories from my childhood of time spent in your home where there was much laughter, music, and love!

  • Franklin and Madeline Lowery Posted August 15, 2021 12:53 am

    Keeping you all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Love to you all!

  • Jane Hart Robinson Posted August 15, 2021 1:23 am

    Keeping the Compton family in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Jackie Burnett Posted August 15, 2021 2:22 am

    I remember Ed from our days at Burlington. He was always happy and wore a smile. I am so very sorry about his passing and will keep his family in my prayers.

  • Bonnie Cottrell Posted August 15, 2021 1:06 pm

    Jerry and I are sadden at the passing of Edwards. He isn’t loss, for you know where he is in his forever home in heaven. May you have peace in the days and weeks to come. Bonnie and Jerry Cottrell. .

  • Allan Strickland Posted August 17, 2021 2:24 pm

    Geraldine and Family,
    I am saddened to hear of Edward’s passing.I have many fond memories of the Compton, Crute, and Harris families when our family would travel to visit Ryland & Emogene. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss.

    Allan Wayne

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