Gary Glenn Compton, slipped away quietly on Friday, February 22, 2013. He was born on May 9, 1949, and had been a lifetime resident of Oxnard. Gary graduated from Oxnard High School and enlisted in the Marine Corp after graduation. He proudly served in 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing as an aviation radio repairman. Gary received various commendations and awards including the Naval Achievement Medal with Combat "V." After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Oxnard to work with his parents at Glenn's Plumbing. Gary was an avid sportsman and lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and watching football. Gary was a man of simple tastes and few words, but he would always be there to help anyone in need. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Gay Compton. He is survived by his fiancee, Debbie Kost; her son, Shane (Christy) Kost of Ventura, Calif.; his daughter, Chera (Ryan) Antos of Benton City, Wash.; sister, Cathy Breneman and family of Brea, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Zane, Zoey and Isaac Antos and Alexis and Zachary Kost. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013, 3 p.m., at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, with the Reverend Dan Hull officiating. United States Marines will render military honors. Gary loved supporting our veterans. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Wounded Warriors Project or Fisher House. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Published in Ventura County Star from Feb. 27 to Mar. 2, 2013