William E. "Shorty" Compton

January 31, 1944March 2, 2019

William E. "Shorty" Compton, 75, passed away at his home in Montevallo, AL on March 2, 2019. He was born in Calera, AL on January 31, 1944. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jackson Compton; daughters, Denise Compton Miller (Thomas) of Noblesville, IN, and Sara Compton of Montevallo, AL; sons, Doug Compton (Rhonda) of Tipton, IN, Shawn Compton (Meagan) of Montevallo, AL; Joe Compton (Cassie) of Calera, AL and Patrick Compton of Calera, AL; brothers, Ralph Compton, and Troy Compton (Retha), both of Morristown, TN,; 17 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Charlie Compton; mother, Rosetta Horton Seal; father, Louie Edward Compton; and sister-in-law, Millie Compton. He worked as a mechanic, and enjoyed fishing, camping and family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Enon Baptist Church in Montevallo, Alabama. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 PM. Bro. Bill Trawick will officiate.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 16, 2019

William E. "Shorty" Compton

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Holly Jackson

March 7, 2019

So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Prayers for all.

Jeff Ripley

March 5, 2019

Worked with Bill, Ralph and Doug a lot when they owned Compton’s Marathon at 31 and 32 in Westfield, towed a lot of vehicles to them for repairs