LONDON - Robert Crompton, 78, of West Jefferson, passed away at home on Friday, May 16, 2014 after a 7 month battle with anaplastic thyroid cancer.
He was born Aug. 25, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio, a son of Thomas and Thelma (Kolber) Crompton.
He was employed by the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority for 33 years and also worked as a private contractor for 25 years.
He was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps reserves for 8 years.
Mr. Crompton belonged to the Trinity United Methodist Church in Lilly Chapel, coached many years with Fairfield Township Baseball and Football. He was a boy scout leader and also a leader with Camp Fire Girls at Camp Madison. He had a home made carnival for churches, special olympics, and fairs to use for charity events exclusively. Was the world's best "Baton" dad and was 'tricker treater' extraordinaire of Lilly Chapel. Bob's most important legacy: That everybody would please pay forward by helping the youth.
Bob is survived by wife, Beulah (Stuckey) Crompton; children, Robert Andrew (Joyce) Crompton of Ashville, Lt. Col. (Ret) Cathryn Crompton Risi (BG Michele Risi) Rome, Italy, Sheri (Jim) Mascolino of North Canton, Victoria Crompton-Labounty of Kingsville, Ohio; grandchildren, Craig, Richard, Nicole, Brian, Tom, Michael, Marco, Heidi, and Jack; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Lou Davis of London, Marge Marlow of Redmond, Washington; many dear friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Crompton; son-in-law, Stephen LaBounty.
The family invited friends to call at the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 124 E. High St., London, from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 18, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014. Interment will follow in the Deercreek Township Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the: www.rldfuneralhome.com.
Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home
124 East High Street
London, OH 43140
Published in The Madison Press on May 17, 2014