Burl McRae Compton ’54

Burl McRae Compton '54Burl McRae Compton, RPh, 83, of Roanoke, VA, formerly of Princeton, WV, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, VA.

Born October 11, 1932 in Rhodell, WV he was the son of the late O.D. “Bus” Compton and Mary Elizabeth Malcolm Compton. Burl was a 1951 graduate of Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA. He attended Davidson College in Davidson, NC and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Burl was a retired Pharmacist and a former owner of Hometown Pharmacy in Narrows, VA, Pembroke, VA and Peterstown, WV. He was a member of Princeton Masonic Lodge #134 AF&AM, Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Knights Templar, and Narrows Kiwanis Club. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and attended the Windsor Hills United Methodist Church in Roanoke, VA.

In addition to his parents, Burl was preceded in death by his first wife, Sybil Davis Compton; one sister, Katie Compton Prinzbach; and one brother, Milton C. “Mick” Compton.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Elizabeth Cunningham Compton of Roanoke, VA; one son, Steven Burl Compton of Princeton; one daughter, Ashley Nicole Compton of Roanoke, VA; and two brothers, Dr. DeLone Compton and wife Dorthea of Charlotte, NC and L.M. “Skip” Compton and wife Gayle of Pen Hook, VA.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton, WV, with Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:00 Noon until the service hour on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hargrave Military Academy, 200 Military Drive, Chatham, VA 24531 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.

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