William Warren Compton

July 7, 1933 - May 9, 2016
William Warren Compton


Bill Compton, age 82, died suddenly, on May 9, 2016, in Wilmington NC.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Tompkins Compton and three daughters, Leslie Compton North, Allison Compton Blair, and Katherine Compton Adelmann.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lydia Compton Arnold.  He has six grandchildren, Caroline Arnold, Julianne North, T.J. Blair, Jane Lydia North, and Jack Adelmann.

Bill was a native of Athens and is the son of the late Henry and Grace Compton.

He graduated from Athens High School and the University of Georgia where he received his Masters’ Degree.  He was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity and upon graduation served as a Lieutenant in the Air Force for four years.  Bill was employed by the University of Georgia and Mercer University as a Director of Computer Services.  He retired to Wilmington, North Carolina where he enjoyed golf and following UGA football.

His urn will be buried in the Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, GA.

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