Terry Compton, from Horse Cave Kentucky, could really play the game of basketball. He served as a star for many in Hart County, Kentucky (his home county), as they followed his career from high school to Memorial Gymnasium of Vanderbilt University. Terry gave his many fans in KY something to talk about, even though he played 50 years ago. Terry shined on the court, as the leading scorer all three of his varsity years at Vandy. He was also an excellent student recognized as an academic All-American.
Terry, age 68, was operating a cattle farm in White Bluff, TN, and died on November 22, 2020 from Covid-19. His lifelong vocation of 35 years, was serving as a consulting Civil Engineer with Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) in Nashville, TN.
He is preceded in death by his father, George Compton, and his mother Margaret Compton.
Included in Terry’s huge list of devoted loved ones is his wife Theresa, his grandson Tanner, and his daughter Britt. He leaves behind other family members who loved him much: brother, Billy Compton and sister, Mary Lou Hill, his sister-in-law, Sue Ann Compton, his brother-in-law, Byron Hill. He was loved also by his nephews Will Compton, and Robbie Linzy, his nieces, Margo Atcher, Katie Hill, Joy Jolly, Kat Linzy, and Kim Linzy along with many more nieces and nephews: William, Wade, Emma Kate, Anna Kate, and Bailey.
Terry was a follower of Jesus Christ who was always willing to give to others. He volunteered for many years in coaching softball. He was a horseman, a fisherman, a golfer, and a duck hunter. But his true love was his cattle farm, working along side Bobby Joe Lynn and Joe Lynn. He lived a full life, living the things he loved. He will be missed by so many because he had lived his life being a role model to all those around him.
Pallbearers for the service will be Will Compton, Brad Poole, Donny Downs, Chad Miller, Chris Buckner, Bob Butler, Joe Lynn, and David Atcher.
Visitation will begin on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Spann Funeral Home from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, again on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, as well on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 10:00 AM – until the time of services.
Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from the Chapel of Spann Funeral Home with Jason Allison officiating.
Burial will follow on his farm in White Bluff, TN
The family has requested that anyone in attendance to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
For those that are unable to attend the funeral service, we will be live streaming on Spann Funeral Home’s website and Facebook.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be may to the Terry Compton Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Terry Compton Memorial Scholarship Fund This is for Terry’s grandson, Tanner Hickman, who he loved so much.
Please send donations to:
Bank of Dickson
Attn: Mary Eubank
PO Box 707
Dickson, TN 37056
Arrangements by Spann Funeral Home & Cremation Services