Beckham Preston's Story
Beckham Preston "Bee" Compton, 91, of Barren County, was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Nell, Adair County, and was called to his eternal home on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
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, 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 U.S. Navy in World War II and was recognized by the Kentucky 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 1960s) 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; and siblings, Ralph, Ruel, Maxine (Gilley) and Marcella (Wagoner). His grandson, Robert Compton, died one day after his grandfather.
He is survived by one son, Delbert L. (Beverly) Compton, of Nixa, Mo.; one brother, Billy Compton, of Louisville; one sister, Martha (Gerry) Lacy, of Columbia; and one granddaughter, Amber Compton, of Hope, Ind.
He is also survived by 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 Kentucky House of Representatives and the Senate for Bee's military recognition. Jonna Wagoner Thomas, his loving nurse at NHC, was always a bright spot in his day.
Funeral services for B.P. Compton, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home, with interment at New Liberty Cemetery, Metcalfe County. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Glasgow Chapter 20 DAV will be providing military honors.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Wagoner, Marshall Wagoner, Ernie Wagoner, Jason Lacy, Jonathan Lacy and Bobby Druen.
Published on May 26, 2017