Alex W. Compton, 85, of N. Chesterfield, VA went to be with his heavenly father, to sing with the angels and play golf with his buddies on April 19, 2022. He was born in Halifax County on December 18, 1936. He leaves on this earthly home his loving wife, Patricia Smith Compton, after 64 years of marriage. He is survived by two wonderful children, Tamara Hope Compton and Clayton Alex Compton (Frances) and granddaughters, Samantha Compton-Newman, (Jason), Jessica Waters (Jeremy), Carolyn Ann Compton, and Peggy Ann Ratliff (Bob). He loved spending time with his grandparents who lived on a farm, and he enjoyed the freedom of country life.
At age 18 he joined the U.S. Navy and spent 23 years working on and flying in airplanes.
Because the Navy moved him from place to place, he made wonderful friends that still communicate with him. This gave him and Patricia the opportunity to see many places, and he loved to travel with his wife to many of those places after he retired. They traveled to almost all the states in the U.S. as well as to Alaska, Hawaii and countries in Europe. Wherever Alex went he made friends easily. He was quick to make a joke and often found himself the MC at Naval functions as well as church functions. With his rich bass voice, he enjoyed singing in church choirs and in quartets. Alex loved sports and played football and basketball and as often as he could he was on the golf course. Thanks to those from Care Advantage, especially Michell, Francois and Tanya for their wonderful care.
Interment will be held at a later date at North Fork Church Cemetery in Halifax Co. In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Samaritan’s Purse.