Michael Leonard Compton

November 27, 1942 - January 11, 2024
Michael Leonard Compton

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Michael Leonard Compton 81, of Hampstead, NC died Thursday January 11, 2024 at Novant New Hanover Regional in Wilmington.

Born in Crayford on November 27, 1942 to the late Charles Henry and Winifred May Powell Compton, Mike is survived by brothers, Richard and Les, and sisters, Doreen and Lynne.

Mike was a sailor, a golfer, and a hotelier, a dear friend to all those he met on his travels across the globe, a man who lived life to the full and will be missed by all who loved him.

He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Joanne Marino, his children: Steve, Natalie, Lauren and Hayden.

He was “Granddad Skip” to his grandchildren: Ben, Zaki, Cassandra, George and Josephine.

A celebration of Mike’s life will take place at 2pm on Thursday, January 25, 2024  at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A reception will immediately follow the service.

To view the livestream CLICK HERE.

In preference to flowers, the family would welcome donations to Sailors for the Sea at the link above at “Memorial Gifts and Donations”.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

 




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  • February 11, 2024
    Peter & Lynda Buck says:
    Mike was a great friend for over the 40 years we knew each other. What adventures we had!. I shall miss him and his wonderful enthusiasm for life. May he rest in peace. Joanne, we offer our condolences to you and your family.

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