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Melvin Lee Compton, Sr.
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Obituary for Melvin Lee Compton, Sr.

Melvin Lee Compton, Sr., 74, of Danville, Va., passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Danville Regional Medical Center. He was born February 1, 1943, in Danville to the late Mae Jones Compton and the late Major Compton. He is survived by his wife, Linda Kent Compton. Mr. Compton proudly served his country with the US Navy. He worked at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for 30 years. Mr. Compton enjoyed fishing, baseball, golf and car racing. He was a member of Melville Avenue Baptist Church
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Amy Compton of Danville; his son, Melvin “Mel” Compton of Danville; and his brother, Lynwood Compton of Danville; as well as his grandchildren, Guy Goodson, Jr., Dustin Compton, Dylan South, and Spencer Burnett.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Compton was predeceased by his daughter, Cynthia South.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with Rev. Bill Motley officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park with military honors provided by American Legion Dan River Post 1097 Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel, and at other times at 524 Parker Road, Danville.
The family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the Danville Life Saving Crew, 202 Christopher Lane, Danville, VA 24541 ( or the charity of your choice
Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Compton family. Online condolences may be made at

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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

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2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

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Highland Burial Park

3049 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540

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Danville Life Saving Crew

202 Christopher Lane
Danville, VA 24541
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