COMPTON, Roscoe J. "Possum"

Date of birth: 29 December 1924 Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 28 August 2000 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, 29 August 2000

 Roscoe J. 'Possum' Compton
  Roscoe J. "Possum" Compton, 75,
died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at his
residence in Franklin.
  He was born Dec. 29, 1924, in
Johnson County.  His parents were
Roscoe H. and Bonnie (Barker)
Compton.  He married Pauline
Johnson on Dec. 29, 1980.  She
preceded him in death Oct. 6, 1999.
 Survivors include a son, Tom R.
Compton of Franklin; five
daughters, Phyllis Lewis of
Whiteland, Dianne Pfennig of
Indianapolis and Mary Jo Reed,
Connie Grider and Barbara
Whetstine, all of Franklin; a
brother, John Compton of Columbus;
a sister, Laura Van Vleet of
Franklin; 13 grandchildren; and
nine great-grandchildren.  He was
preceded in death by two brothers
and three sisters.
  He was employed by Far West
Construction as a construction
worker, retiring in 1987.
  The Rev. Anthony Volz will conduct
a service at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at
Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in
Edinburgh.  Friends may call from 4
to 8 p.m. today at the funeral
home.  Burial will be at Rest Haven
Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Columbus Republic, 29 August 2000
Far West Construction retiree
Roscoe J. Compton
Franklin
EDINBURGH  --  Roscoe J. "Possum"
Compton, 75, of Franklin died at
9:40 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at
his home.
  He retired in 1987 from Far West
Construction Co.
  Funeral will be conducted at 1:30
p.m. Wednesday at Eskew-Eaton
Funeral Home with the Rev. Anthony
Volz officiating.  Calling will be
from 4 to 8 p.m. today.  Burial
will be at Rest Haven Cemetery.
  Mr. Compton was born in Johnson
County Dec. 29, 1924, the son of
Roscoe H. and Bonnie Barker
Compton.  He married Pauline
Johnson Dec. 29, 1980.  She died
Oct. 6, 1999.
  Survivors include a son, Tom R.
Compton of Franklin; daughters
Phyllis Lewis of Whiteland, Dianne
Pfennig of Indianapolis, and Mary
Jo Reed, Connie Grider and Barbara
Whetstine, all of Franklin; a
brother, John Compton of Columbus;
a sister, Laura Van Vleet of
Franklin; 13 grandchildren; and
nine great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by two
brothers and three sisters.

Indianapolis Star, 29 August 2000
ROSCOE J. "POSSUM" COMPTON 
  ROSCOE J. "POSSUM" COMPTON, 75,
Franklin, died Aug. 28.  He was a
construction worker for Far West
Construction, retiring in 1987.
  Services: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in
Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home,
Edinburgh, with calling from 4 to 8
p.m. Aug. 29.  Burial: Rest Haven
Cemetery, Edinburgh.
  He was the widower of Pauline
Johnson Compton.
  Survivors: children Tom R. Compton,
Phyllis Lewis, Dianne Pfenning,
Mary Jo Reed, Connie Grider,
Barbara Whetstine brother John
Compton sister Laura Van Vleet 13
grandchildren nine
great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Mike Wirey