Jerry D. Compston

Mr. Compston

Jerry D. Compston, 81, of Upper Sandusky, passed away at 3:49 p.m. April 14, 2019, at The Ohio State University, Columbus.

He was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Wellston, to James and Ella (Wilson), both of whom are deceased. He was first married to Suzanna Whitington, and they divorced. Jerry was then married to Karon Cook Feb. 28, 1997, and she survives.

He is survived by a son, Jerry D. “JD” (Lieschen) Compston of Worthington; a daughter, Heidi Compston of Columbus; three grandchildren, Samuel M. Compston, Hannah Compston and Bailey Compston; two brothers, Earl (Linda) Compston of Wellston and Tom Compston of Wellston; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Compston of Wellston and Jayne Compston of Wellston; and a very special nephew, Denny Compston of Ada.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, James, Robert, Harold and John Compston; and an infant sister.

Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

He retired after 40 years with Conrail and CSX Railroad. Jerry was a member of Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky, and a former member of Amvets Post 777 and the Moose Lodge No. 1093, both in Upper Sandusky. He enjoyed going to the fair and trips to Amish Country, spending time with his dog, Levi, and having his cup of coffee at McDonald’s with his friends.

Jerry will be remembered for his willing heart to help others in need and also as a loving husband. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

The funeral for Jerry Compston will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Stauffer officiating. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery where military graveside rites will be held by Upper Sandusky Color Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical UMC and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

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