Friday, June 7, 2019 7:00 PM Kathryn Burnham Multipurpose Building
Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019 from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM at Kathryn Burnham Multipurpose Build
Ronald Lee Compton, 65, of Mechanicsburg passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family.
Ron was born September 12, 1953 in Marysville, Ohio. He was a 1971 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School.
He served his country for 8 years in the United States Air Force as a Radio Communications Analysis Specialist. He was stationed many places, including Texas, Japan, Florida, and Germany. For many years he volunteered with his grandson, Leo, for the Honor Flight, Columbus.
He enjoyed sports, especially the Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Ohio State Athletics. He also enjoyed traveling, particularly to Las Vegas.
Ron loved to learn and attended several colleges earning multiple degrees. He first attended Morehead State University where he played football. He later attended the Ohio Institute of Photography earning an Associate of Arts. Lastly, he was a student at Devry University earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.
He worked for many years in IT, but most recently he worked in Change Management at JP Morgan Chase in Columbus.
Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Vicki L. (Yocom) Compton; sons, Michael C. and Richard A. Compton; grandson, Leo G. Compton; sister, Carol A. Compton; brothers W. Dale (Bonni) and Jack W. Compton; mother-in-law, Martha Yocom as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack W. and Kathryn L. (Stevens) Compton and father-in-law, Roland "Yogi" Yocom.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 in the Kathryn Burnham Multipurpose Building located at the Goshen Memorial Park, 4150 South Parkview Road, Mechanicsburg, OH. A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 pm with Pastor Mimi Ault officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Mechanicsburg American Legion Post 238.
Memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight Columbus, Inc, P.O. Box 12036, Columbus, OH 43212 (or online at www.honorflightcolumbus.org); Champaign County Animal Welfare League, 3858 State Route 56, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044 (www.ccawl.com); or Precision Cancer Medicine Fund, #315680, The James Cancer Hospital, 660 Ackerman Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43218.
Services entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com
Roderick and Ila Jean Yocom - Jun 7, 2019
Our sincerest sympathies in the loss of Ron
Jim clark - Jun 4, 2019
Randy Lincicome’s condolence really captures the essence of my own memories of “RC” as I used to call him in high school. We were teammates in football and on the track team, and he was every bit as passionate about the ‘Burg and Buckeye teams as I was. Ron was a very good placekicker on a very good football team. He and I had some really good times during our high school years, and I will keep those memories forever. My thoughts are with his family.
Randy Lincicome, Grove City, Ohio - Jun 3, 2019
To the Compton Family, sorry to read of your loss. Your family are in our prayers. Ron was a great help to me during the years I was basketball coach at M.H.S. For example he was a positive person for the team,took action photos during the season, and at the end of the year he took my biddy league team pictures. He helped me after a game when some people had car trouble in the parking lot, he opened the garage up and we got them on their way home safely. Finally he was so proud of the three seniors, Dusty, Michael,Tony and the rest of the team with big last game victory over Div.2 Indian Lake. Burg. Nation lost a super community fan. Coach Randy Lincicome
Bruce Linebaugh - Jun 3, 2019
One behalf of myself and everyone who worked with Ron at AVTECH thirty-some years ago, I want to express my sincere sympathy and sadness at his passing. Ron was truly one of the kindest, nicest and most good-natured people I've ever known, and he will be truly missed.
Joseph A Machado - Jun 1, 2019
My prayers are for the family of Ron Compton as you grieve Ron's passing. His was a life worth celebrating and my wish for you is that you focus on what he accomplished and the memory of the legacy he left for you, his family.
Judy Rodriguez - Jun 1, 2019
Leo and the rest of the family. I so enjoyed working with you and your grandpa at the Honor Flight registration table. He was always so kind and cheerful. What a legacy he leaves in the earth! My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Charles & Angela Smiddy - May 31, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear about Ron, Mechanicsburg and family & friends really lost a good man , our heartfelt hugs and prayers to Vickie and Leo and the whole family , Prayers for all ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 💕
Kay Crain Barker - May 31, 2019
We are so very to hear of Ron's passing. I always remember how kind and friendly he was and I will say prayers for the Compton family. What a terrible loss
Jeff Kollesser - May 31, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Compton family. Ron will be missed by the Honor Flight Columbus Family. God Bless.
Katie Miller (Clark) - May 31, 2019
Prayers to you and your family
Kim daniels - May 31, 2019
I am so very sorry Vicki !!! Praying you and your family find peace during this difficult time. Hugs to you all.
Bill Willett - May 30, 2019
Ron was a friend and classmate. My sincere condolences to his family.....
Kevin Fleming - May 30, 2019
Rest in Piece Ron. He was a classmate, a teammate, and a friend. My condolences to the family. I always will remember our youth together.
Tony Coffield - May 30, 2019
Vicki and family. I’m so sorry to hear about Ron. He was such a great guy. I had the pleasure of working with Ron for several years. He was a true gentleman, a hard worker and great fun to be around. I loved his sense of humor. The small group of us that worked together at Avtech became lifelong friends. We will make a memorial contribution in Ron’s honor and always cherish the good times we had together. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
Rodney Herron - May 30, 2019
So sorry to hear this R.I.P. ROn
Gregg & Cyn Tehan Marsh - May 30, 2019
Truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories.
Henry D. Zimmerman - May 30, 2019
"My Thought's & Prayer's" go out to Vicki & the Children.And the Compton & Yocum Familie's.May "GOD" come into your Heart's & help you through the Coming Day's.As well as those Day's in the future that seem Unbearable. "Respectfully" Henry D. Zimmerman.
Rhonda Beery (Ogden) - May 30, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Praying the Lord will give you peace during this difficult time.