May 7, 1927 ~ February 23, 2007
Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Donald DuBose Compton, 79, of 26 Cedarcliff Circle, Asheville, died Friday, February 23, 2007, at Hospice Solace Center. An Asheville native, Mr. Compton was son of the late Meryl and Eula Mae DuBose Compton. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Parham Compton, who died in 1992. Mr. Compton was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School and of Asheville Biltmore College. He also attended the University of Tennessee. He worked at Southern Bell for 27 years and retired from AT&T as marketing manager. He more recently worked at the Asheville Civic Center. He was a member of First Baptist Church, and a former member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served in many positions, including Deacon. He was a US Navy veteran of WW II, serving as a corpsman. Mr. Compton is survived by his wife, Peggy Poor Swann Compton; daughters, Donna C. Hamilton (Ken), of Robbinsville; Beth Plemmons (Mark), of Candler; stepson, Gary Swann, of Fairview; stepdaughter, Cathy Lynn Swann, of Black Mountain; sister, Betty Ann Shotwell (Harry), of Asheville; six grandchildren, Donald, Andy, Jamie, and Jacob Hamilton, and Carter and Adde Plemmons; one step-grandchild, Jennifer Swann; and one great-grandchild, Wade Hamilton. A funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Crouch Chapel of First Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Guy Sayles and Donna Painter officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. His family will receive friends 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be sent to Hospice Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Asheville, NC 28801.