Richard Melvin Compton Sr.

October 15, 1946November 24, 2013

Richard began a life filled with humor, family and fun on October 15, 1946. From a childhood that took him from Texas to Indiana to Louisiana, Richard was loved by everyone who knew him. Richard was married to his college sweetheart Sharon Dykes Compton for 41 amazing years and together raised their three sons. Richard passed away at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge on Sunday, November 24, 2013. He was 67 and the owner of Compton's Steam Cleaning and a member of the Diversion Canal Boat Club. He was preceded in death by his father, Roekle Maxwell Compton and mother Ollie Dell Compton. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon; son and daughter-in-law Todd and Nicole; son and daughter-in-law Ricky and Janet; son and daughter-in-law to be Nick and Ashley; grandchildren Brittney, Dean, Zeph, Daniel and Khloe. Richard graduated from Lafayette High School in 1965 and he proudly and honorably served in the Air Force from 1968-1969 during the Vietnam War. Visitation will be at Ourso Funeral Home, 13533 Airline Hwy., Gonzales, La. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm and will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 beginning at 9am until service at 10am. Burial at Hope Haven Garden of Memories at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville, LA immediately following the service. Pallbearers: Shane Mouch, Tim Melancon, Dale Davis, Shane King, Landon Shatoska & Brett Dykes. Honorary Pallbearers: Kevin Guitreau & Ronnie Shatoska..You may visit our website at to offer condolences to the family. Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales, La. in charge of arrangements. .


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, November 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 27, 2013
  • Committal Service Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Richard Melvin Compton Sr.

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February 19, 2014

To Richard's family, I am so sorry for your loss. I went to Frankfort High School with Richard and will always remember him as a Fun person. He always had a smile and was just a joy! My prayers are with you. Trudy Sharp Monroe [Fredericksburg, VA]

Frank Weldon

February 5, 2014

To Sharon and family, Todd, Ricky and Nick
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this great loss, I thank The Lord for the time he afforded us. I always loved Richard and his family from the bottom of my heart and soul, I will greatly miss him. We were cheated through no fault of our own, a lifetime of love. I will always treasure the time that we connected.
God bless you all.

Your loving brother
Frank Weldon and family
Till we meet again, Spirit in the Sky
we love you all.

Jacqueline Snyder

February 3, 2014

So sorry to hear that Richard passed away. I'm a fellow Frankfort High School classmate. Richard attended FHS for a while and we all hated it when he moved. He was such a great guy and lots of fun.

Phyllis (Adkins)Bressler

February 3, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. My prayers go to his family. Our class committee just found out about his death.

Phyllis (Adkins)Bressler Lafayette, Indiana

Roy Walton

November 29, 2013

The Compton family, we are so sorry to hear this sad news. Just know that we are praying for all of you during this time . We have lots of good memories of your family and ours ,while we lived in Baton Rouge. God Bless you and wrap His arms around you .

Aline Babineaux-Zara

November 28, 2013

I remember when Richard would laugh , everyone couldn't help but laugh.

Sandra Fung Nielson

November 27, 2013

It was always a fun class if Richard was in it. He had a contagious laugh and smile and was a friend to everyone. Thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family.

Gang J44/Fat Cat's Saloon

November 26, 2013

We'll keep a candle lit in our hearts for you Rico. We'll always remember your infectious laugh & good times spent at J44 and Fat Cat's!

sherry duncan

November 26, 2013

Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season.

Lara Dove

November 26, 2013

Everytime i saw "Rico" he was always smiling, always positive, always funny & most certainly always spoke of how much he loved his grandchildren. He was so happy to move to the river & officially become a "river rat". Our heartfelt condolences to his family. Tom & Lara Dove