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Rev. Carlis Compton, 85, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co., KY native (1932-2017)

He professed faith in Christ early in life, accepting God's call to ministry in 1953 and was ordained at Friendship Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. He served in the ministry for 64 years, at churches in Jefferson, Green, Hart, and LaRue Counties, KY, and was President of the Green and LaRue Ministerial Associations. His wife of 66 years, Marie Compton, survives. He leaves 16 direct living descendants.
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Rev. Carlis Compton,85, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 9:30pmET, Monday, August 7, 2017 in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral service will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Curtis Slinker and Rev. Jerry Noe. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Friday, August 11, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


Rev. Carlis Compton, 85, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co. native (1932-2017)

Rev. Carlis Compton of Campbellsville, KY, was the son of the late Ernest Compton & Ora Pearl Tucker Compton. He was born March 28, 1932 in Green County, KY. He died Monday, August 7, 2017, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 85 years, four months, and 10 days.

He professed faith in Christ early in life, accepting God's call to ministry in 1953 and was ordained at Friendship Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. During his sixty-four years of full-time ministry; he has served at the following churches: Coral Ridge in Louisville, KY; Oak Grove, Liberty, Macedonia, Fry, Trammell Creek, South Greensburg and Green Hill, all in Green County, KY; Munfordville in Hart County, KY; Mt. Tabor in Larue County, KY; Zion, and Pleasant Hill and Liberty in Taylor County, KY. In addition to pastoring, he served as President of the Green and Larue County Ministerial Associations, along with various other associational positions, including moderator, executive board member, director of stewardship and youth and chairman of evangelism.

Bro. Compton united in marriage to Marie Gentry September 6, 1950.

Besides his wife, Marie Compton of Campbellsville, KY, he is survived by:
  • Two daughters: Sandy Judd and husband, Jim of Henderson, KY; and Debbie Underwood and husband, Chuck of Campbellsville, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Christy Baxter and husband, Jeremy of Henderson, KY; Nick Underwood and companion, Megan Milby of Campbellsville, KY; and Emily Mushlock and husband, Josh of Darmstadt, IN

  • Eleven great-grandchildren: Blake Middleton, Lyric Underwood, Kaleb Underwood, Bailee Willis and Brystol Underwood of Campbellsville, KY; Judson Baxter and Natalie Baxter of Henderson, KY; Preston Mushlock, Evie Mushlock, Mia Mushlock and Case Mushlock of Darmstadt, IN

  • Two brothers: Adolphus "Dot" Compton and wife, Barbara of Louisville, KY; and Duard Compton and wife, Esther of Greensburg, KY

  • Two sisters-in-law: Betty Compton and Linda Slayton of Louisville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ernest "Delbert" Compton.

Send condolences to the family of Rev. Carlis Compton

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Gideon Bibles and may be made at the funeral home.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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Rev. Carlis Compton, 85, Taylor Co., KY/Green Co., KY native (1932-2017)



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