Jerry 'Buck''s Story

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Jerry "Buck" Nelson Compton, 71, of Edmonton, passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.
He was the son of the late Rufus and Rosa Clemmons Compton. Jerry was a retired farmer and truck driver.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Cathy Marie Moss Compton; five children: Teresa (David) Gillentine, Glasgow, Greg (Trudi) Compton, Scottsville, Tracy (Tonya Emmert-fiancé) Compton, Chris (Shannon) Compton and Brittany Compton; and one sister, Ruby Harper, all of Edmonton; three grandsons, Jerry (Alexandria) Ward, of Glasgow, and Matthew and Hunter Compton; four granddaughters: Kristen, Kandace and Becka Mae Compton, all of Edmonton, and Cora Compton, of Scottsville; two stepgrandsons, Coe and Cooper Campbell, of Scottsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Earl "Buddy" Compton; and brother-in-law, Donald Harper, of Chicago, Ill.
Jerry was active in his community serving on the Metcalfe County Fair Board, volunteer for the Edmonton Fire Department, Metcalfe County Rescue Squad and coach for girls slow-pitch softball at Bowling Community Park, formerly Marc Park. Jerry was well-known for his skill as a farrier and storyteller. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Moore Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Published on October 26, 2017
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