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Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA

OBITUARY

Robert "Bobby" Odell Compton Sr.

August 22, 1934July 3, 2019

Robert Odell (Bobby) Compton Sr., 84, of Lynchburg Virginia, walked through the gates of Heaven to be with the Lord and his wife “Betty” for eternity on July 3, 2019 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Betty Jean Cyrus Compton for 65 years.

Born on August 22, 1934 in Lynchburg Virginia, he was the son of the late Price Odell Compton Sr. and Rachel Genella Callahan Compton. He is survived by one sister Phyllis Jean Cyrus of Lynchburg and was also preceded in death by one brother Danny Lee Compton of Lynchburg.

Bobby retired from Randolph Macon Women’s College and he was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA.

Bobby is survived by his daughters, Bonnie Jean Noell, and Linda Darnell Compton; and son, Robert Odell "Bebo" Compton, Jr.; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and a special brother-in-law, Eugene Childress, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and church members. Bobby grew up in “Cotton Hill”. In his earlier years, he loved walking to the City Stadium to watch the baseball games. His favorite pro baseball team was the New York Yankees. He also had a passion for Country Music. Bobby loved listening to Ernest Tubbs, Johnny Cash and the Grand Ole Opry. He also went to the Academy Theatre, Warner Theatre and the Paramount Theater on Main Street with the Love of his life “Betty” to watch all the country singers and western shows.

The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m., Sunday July 7, 2019, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday July 8, 2019 at Spring Hill Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Hollandsworth and Dr. J. Gordon Henry officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to consider memorial contributions to Meals on Wheels, 605 Clay Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com. Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.

  • FAMILY

  • Bobby is survived by his daughters, Bonnie Jean Noell, and Linda Darnell Compton; and son, Robert Odell "Bebo" Compton, Jr.; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and a special brother-in-law, Eugene Childress, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and church members.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert O. Compton, Jr.
  • Wesley Brooks
  • Ray Hudson
  • Chase Hall
  • DONATIONS

  • Meals on Wheels

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 8, 2019

Memories

Robert "Bobby" Odell Compton Sr.

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Kathy Lane

July 8, 2019

Sorry to hear about your dad Bebo.

wanda exum rhyne

July 7, 2019

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I think back with fondness to our childhood playing together and going to church in Eastbrook. I always loved your family, Bonnie, Linda, Bebo and your parents were always so kind to me. Like my parents, and so many more, we will all be reunited one great day. May you have peace knowing this is only a temporary separation...

your friend from days gone by but never forgotten,
Wanda Exum Rhyne

Glenn Pope

July 6, 2019

Bobby may you rest in peace, you were always good to us on ridge. Prayers for all of you, he will be missed. Bebo wish I could come but out of town.

Katherine Freeman

July 6, 2019

I have fond memories of Mr. Compton. We could always count on him to drive the van to the stables at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in the 1980's. He always asked us about our day and always had a smile and cheery disposition. I am so sorry for your loss. Keep the good memories in your hearts.

Kenny Crawford

July 5, 2019

Never forgot his roots. We will miss him at our Cotton Hill Reunion. RIP my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY