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Arthur Lloyd "Art" Compton of Cuba was born Monday, February 12, 1945 at St. Louis, Missouri to the union of Wendell E. and Lillian Marie (Nee: Toland) Compton and he left from this life on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, Sullivan 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 twenty-seven 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 was united in marriage to Janet Moffett Deabler on November 29, 1997 at Eagle Mountain, Tennessee. He was the proud father of Dawn, Todd, Gena and Amy. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, step-father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, great uncle and friend of everyone. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents Wendell E. and Lillian M. Compton, step-son Mike Deabler, two brothers Billy and Ronnie Compton and other family and friends. Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife Janet Compton of the home, four children; Dawn and husband Brian Brodigan of Belleview, Missouri, Todd and wife Terri Compton of St. Louis, Gena and husband James Ferguson of Cuba 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, eighteen grandchildren; Ashley, Brittany, Carmon, Jeremy, Nikki, Michelle, Marki, Seth, Blainey, Amber, John Robert, Callie, Sophia, Alex, Gianni, Danielle, Aaron and Gabrielle, thirteen 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, one sister-in-law Joyce and husband Dale Butler of Lake Ozark, Missouri, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington Street, Cuba. A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Mizell Funeral Home with everyone sharing Art's life stories. Special recorded music will be "The Dance", "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" and "Cowgirls Don't Cry". Interment and prayers will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the New Hope Cemetery, Salem, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Wreaths Across America in Art's memory. The Mizell Funeral Home is honored to be serving Art's family.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home
Thursday, December 6th, 2018 10:00am, Mizell Funeral Home
New Hope Cemetery
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