Harold George Compton , Jr.
August 9, 1956 – August 8, 2020
Harold George Compton, Jr. It is with great sadness that the family of Harold George Compton, Jr. announce his peaceful yet unexpected passing. Harold passed away in his Granville, OH residence on August 8, 2020, just one day before his 64th birthday.
Harold was an adoring father and grandfather, always boasting with pride for his children and grandchildren. His presence was steadfast, unassuming, and supportive beyond measure. Harold perfected the art of showing up for loved ones and simply enjoying each other’s company. Always eager to lend a helping hand, a laugh, a hug, a cup of coffee, a game of poker, Harold will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Harold was born in Columbus, OH on August 9, 1956. He had an exciting and active childhood, spent roller-skating, swimming, sulky pony racing, and playing with his loving siblings. Harold graduated from Northridge High School in 1974.
Harold was a resident of Granville, OH for over thirty years. He worked proudly alongside his son Blake as a Project Manager with Compton Construction, located in Columbus, OH. His hobbies were many: golfing, basketball, soccer, hiking, swimming, roller-skating, trampoline jumping, “Central Appalachian ingenuity,” being a Papaw to his grandbabies, and loving his family and friends.
Harold is survived by his beloved children, Bryce Compton (Nikki Lepa), Blake Compton (Mackenzie King), Mariah Koons (Adam), Evan Compton, and Michelle Bevier (Jason); by his adoring grandchildren, Aiden and Adeline Koons, Amelia Compton, and Peyton and Braden Yost; by his former wife, Darlene (Moore) Compton; by his mother, Vivian Compton; and by his siblings, Marion Green (Rick), Edward Compton (Naomi), John Compton (Paula), and Robert Compton (Jeanette). He is preceded in death by his father, the late Harold George Compton, Sr.
Friends and family may call from 6:00-8:00pm Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home (225 N. Main St. Johnstown, OH 43031). A celebration of life for Harold will be held Friday, August 14, 2020 beginning at 12:00 pm at Village View Golf Course (210 S. Main St. Croton, OH 43013), officiated by Pastor Dan McLaughlin. Internment is to follow at Hartford Cemetery. Those attending the visitation and service are asked to wear a face covering and to practice social distancing.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Celebration of Life
Friday, August 14, 2020
Harold George Compton , Jr.
August 14, 2020
So sadden to see this. He was so full of life and enjoyed it to the fullest! I enjoyed working with him all those years ago and getting to know him and still yet becoming friends. He will be missed!
August 13, 2020
Harold was always one of my favorite smiles to see. He had a way of relating to you while speaking with you that made you feel included immediately. My heart breaks for his absence in all of our lives. He was a wonderful person.
I wish I could be there to give you all my love, but know that my heart is with you all.
Love you all,
August 12, 2020
Our hearts are heavy. Michael and I are deeply saddened by Harold's passing. He was such a wise man who never seemed to mind sharing his knowledge with anyone who asked for advice. With a quick smile, sometimes with an endearing yet snarky comment but always with a positive attitude, he could cheer me up on our job sites like no other!
After a decade or so of working in a different capacity, I feel fortunate that Michael and I were able to reconnect with him and Blake at Compton Construction this past year.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, close associates and friends.
Michael and Cynthia Hayes
August 11, 2020
On behalf of the entire CleanTurn and 180 Demo family we want to say thank you to Harold - his strong faith in who we are, what we want to achieve, the mission we are on... his love and support... his shared belief that folks should not be held in the chains of the past... that people can change! THANK YOU! John Rush