Arthur Lloyd “Art” Compton of Cuba, Missouri was born Monday, February 12, 1945 at St. Louis, Missouri to Wendell E. and Lillian Marie (nee Toland) Compton and passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at the age of 73 years.
After proudly serving in the United States Navy, Art began his career as a truck driver. He drove for Freeman Decorating in Atlanta during the Olympics and stayed for 10 years following. He then went to work for Middle West Freight Ways for 27 years and retired in 2003.
Art believed in working and making money. During the years that he was a truck driver he also owned a landscaping business and after he retired in 2003, he kept mowing grass.
Art collected different items during his life; Indian memorabilia, NASCAR cars, hot wheels with the car hauler, guns, motorcycles and lately he had been collecting zippo lighters.
Art rode with the Mid West Drifters for the last two years and he was part of the Patriot Guard Riders for several years. He was also a member of the Cuba American Legion.
Art married Janet Moffett Deabler on November 29, 1997 at Eagle Mountain, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell E. and Lillian M. Compton; step-son, Mike Deabler; and two brothers, Billy and Ronnie Compton.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Compton of the home; four children, Dawn and husband Brian Brodigan of Belleview, Missouri, Todd and wife Terri Compton of St. Louis, Missouri, Gena and husband James Ferguson of Cuba, Missouri and Amy and husband Doug Gale of Winfield, Missouri; bonus children, Lori Campisi of Pevely, Missouri and Russ and wife Katrina Deabler of Ogallala, Nebraska; 18 grandchildren, Ashley, Brittany, Carmon, Jeremy, Nikki, Michelle, Marki, Seth, Blainey, Amber, John Robert, Callie, Sophia, Alex, Gianni, Danielle, Aaron and Gabrielle; 13 great grandchildren and one more on the way; three sisters, Sandy and husband Larry Hildreth of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, Patty and husband Cecil Hampton of San Antonia, Florida and Carol and husband Mark Hollett of St. Charles, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Joyce and husband Dale Butler of Lake Ozark, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Celebration of Life service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Mizell Funeral Home with everyone sharing Art’s life stories. Special recorded music of “The Dance,” “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.”
Interment and prayers at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the New Hope Cemetery, Salem, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
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