Wilford "Tuck" Compton
- February 28, 1921 - February 13, 2013
- Hoopeston, Illinois
of Wilford's Passing
206A West Anthony Drive
Champaign , IL 61822
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“What great memories of Compton's Garage and a fabulous family. He'll be very missed......wonderful guy!!
1 of 8 | Posted by: Marta (Abbott) Burthold - Houston, TX
“May you rest in peace grandpa. You will always and forever be loved, never forgotten. You will always hold a special place in my heart, I will have...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jessica Ybarra - rossville, IL
“HELEN,SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT TUCK. SUCH AWONDERFUL PERSON. I'LL NEVER FORGET WHEN HE TOOK MY WIFE ,JACKIE, AND I ON HIS BOAT DOWN AT SHANGRALI. YOU...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: EVERETT ''BUD'' TELLIER - IL
“Helen & family,
So sorry for your loss. I remember going to family events or something with my parents (James & Ada Webb) a few moons ago. Take...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Penny (Webb) Lithgow - Hoopeston, IL
“Sending our condolences to all of the family. Many memories of Tuck when growing up....and later in life...working on our cars! Great guy...prayers...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Allen &Christie Goodrum - IL
“Mr. Compton was a lifelong friend of our father, Ivan Fink, who passed 4 years ago. Mr.and Mrs. Compton were witnesses at his marriage in the...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Miss Alice J. Fink - IL
“My thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Losing someone is never easy, but I'm sure he is free from pain and hopefully you...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ginger Grant
“I haven't seen Tuck for a long time. But I will miss him.Loved our euchre card games. That's about the only time we got to play. And Bud and I loved...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Phyllis Webb - Bushnell, FL
Wilford "Tuck" Compton, 91, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 8:12 A.M. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at his home.
Wilford was born February 28, 1921 in Faubush, KY, son of Chester Compton and Hattie (Widdle) Compton Kennedy.
Tuck married Helen Webb on April 10, 1950 in Hoopeston, IL. She survives in Hoopeston. He is also survived by one son: Steve (Verna) Compton of Hoopeston, IL; three daughters: Vicki Johnson of Hoopeston, Teresa Lane and Mike Dean of Hoopeston, IL and Linda Atteberry of Lake St. Louis, MO; one sister: Christine Hill of Grand Prairie, TX; twelve grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, four brothers and one daughter: Charlene Young.
Tuck worked as a mechanic for 40 years. He first worked at the Ford Garage for 20 years and later owned and operated Compton's Garage for 20 years. He belonged to the Northfork Conservation Club for many years and helped raise pheasants. Tuck enjoyed fishing, hunting and pitching horseshoes. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends.
A visitation will be held at 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Saturday February 16, 2013 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday February 16, 2013 at the Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating.
Cremation rites will follow funeral services.
Memorial donations may be given to the Carle Hospice Center 206A East Anthony Drive Urbana, IL 61802-7344.