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Bellville Times
August 2003

Funeral services for Melvin Cody Compton, 77, of Temple Texas were held Friday, August 15, 2003 at 10 a.m. from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Sealy, Texas with Reverend Bernard Snock officiating. Interment was at the National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Pallbearers serving were Norman Ashlock, Melvin Freeman, Jerry Hamell, Scott Nixon, Matthew Freeman, Charles Guin, Brandon Compton and Tanner Freeman.

Born in Lockhart, Texas, Melvin was the son of William and Lula Mae (Shelton) Compton. He was raised in Lockhart and attended Lockhart schools.

Melvin Cody Compton married the former Miss Rita Dorn. Melvin worked as a welder in the construction business. Mr. Compton was a Marine Corporal who served his country in the United States Marines in the Pacific Area from October 1944 to July 1946. He participated in the action of Iwo Jima February 19 to March 16, 1945 and was on the hill at the flag raising and also participated in the operation of Japan, September 22, 1945 to July 1, 1946. Melvin was of Catholic faith.

Melvin Cody Compton died August 9, 2003 in Temple, Texas.

His survivors are his wife Rita Compton of Pasadena, Texas, daughters Martha Freeman and husband M.E. "Gene" of Sealy, Catherine C. Hamell and husband Jerry of Pasadena, Dorothy Jo Compton of Pasadena, sons William Franklin Compton, II and wife Christine of Alturas, California, Melvin Cody Compton, Jr. of Pasadena, grandchildren Melanie Lockstedt, Matthew Freeman, Charlie Guin, Christopher Smith, Sgt William F. Compton, III, Patricia, Bryata, Terez, Jeanette, Jerry, Chandra, Brandon and Valerie Compton and great grandchildren Tanner and Brianna Lockstedt, Steven and Matthew Guin, Zachary, Lauren, Melia and Daisy Compton.

Preceded in death by his parents William and Lula Mae Compton, brothers Herman, William and Preston, sisters Eva, Edna, Vera and Faye and granddaughter Catherine Cecilia Compton, II.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Sealy, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely

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