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Beckham Preston (Bee) Compton, Barren Co., KY; Adair Co. native (1925-2017)

He was born in the western Adair County community of Nell, KY. He was the son of the late James Robert Compton & Josie Gertrude Coomer Compton. He was the widower of Flossie Lee Veluzat Compton. He leaves three direct living descendants, and many close kin, including sister Martha Lacy of Breeding, KY, in Adair, Barren, and Metcalfe counties and elsewhere. He served in the Navy in WWII and was recognized by the KY House of Representatives and the Senate for his service to his country. He was a farmer and carpenter, raising his last crop at age 79. At age 82 he re- roofed the family home (which he built in the 1960's) by himself.
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Beckham Preston "Bee" Compton of Barren County, KY was called to his eternal home Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Funeral services for B. P. Compton, will be 11amCT, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home, 801 N Race Street, Glasgow, KY, with interment at New Liberty Cemetery, Metcalfe County, KY. Visatation will be 5pm-8pmCT, Monday, May 29, at the funeral home. Glasgow Chapter 20 DAV will be providing military honors. Pall bearers will be Eddie Wagner, Marshall Wagner, Ernie Wagner, Jason Lacy, Jonathan Lacy and Bobby Druen.


Beckham Preston (Bee) Compton, Barren Co., KY; Adair Co. native (1925-2017)

Beckham Preston "Bee" Compton of Barren County, KY was born August 17, 1925 in Nell, Adair County, KY and was called to his eternal home Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the age of 81 years, nine months, and eight days.

At the age of 14 he found himself under conviction, sought the Lord and was gloriously saved. He was baptized and joined Pink Ridge Baptist Church. Later, he joined Dripping Spring United Baptist Church at Wisdom, Metcalfe County, KY, and the home church of his wife where his membership remained until his death. He loved singing and leading singing at local churches when the opportunity arose.

He served in the Navy in WWII and was recognized by the KY House of Representatives and the Senate for his service to his country. He was a farmer and carpenter, raising his last crop at age 79. At age 82 he reroofed the family home (which he built in the 1960's) by himself.

He was the son of the late James Robert Compton and Josie Gertrude Coomer Compton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Flossie Lee Veluzat Compton (1994); his son, Wellsery G. Compton; siblings, Ralph, Ruel, Maxine (Gilley), and Marcella (Wagoner).

He is survived by:
  • One son: Delbert L. (Beverly) Compton of Nixa, MO

  • One brother: Billy Compton of Louisville, KY

  • One sister: Martha (Gerry) Lacy of Columbia, KY

  • And two grandchildren: Amber Compton and Robert Compton of Hope, IN.

  • Several nieces and nephews: including Ernie Wagoner (nephew) and Jonna Wagoner Thomas (great niece) who have been very special to him in the last few years.
Ernie was instrumental in working with the VA, the KY House of Representatives, and the Senate for Bee's military recognition. Jonna Wagoner Thomas, his loving nurse at NHC, who was always a bright spot in this day.

This obituary is a courtesy of the family from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

The Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home, 801 N Race Street, Glasgow, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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Beckham Preston (Bee) Compton, Barren Co., KY; Adair Co. native (1925-2017)



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