Funeral services for John Thomas “Tommy” Compton, 75, of Vinemont will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Peck Funeral Home Chapel, the Revs. Jeff Redmond and Carter Hudson officiating, with interment in Falkville City Cemetery.

Peck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Compton died Thursday, June 19, at his residence. He was born on March 18, 1933, in Morgan County to John Olen and Ruth Louella Evans Compton. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hartselle and served in the U.S. Air Force from June 1952 to June 1956. He was retired as a new car dealership owner of Tommy Compton Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Hugh Compton; and a sister, Mary Jo Whatley.

Survivors include his wife, Nedra Hudson Compton of Vinemont; a son, John Owen (Tammy) Compton of Hartselle; two daughters, Cathy D. Ward of Decatur and Melinda Beth Compton of Hartselle; three sisters, Kaye Bates of Hartselle, Jackie Phillips of Athens and Anna Honeycutt of Odenville; and three grandchildren, Heather Ward, John Thomas Compton and Amber Compton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Hartselle Building Fund or to Omega Hospice of Cullman.

Pallbearers will be J.T. Compton, Charlie Jones, Robert Haggard, Dewey Briscoe, C.E. Brannon Jr. and Bruce Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Dewel’s Doubles Sunday School Class.

Visitation was Friday.

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