Garry Compton

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Garry C. Compton

KANNAPOLIS - Garry C. Compton, 76, of Kannapolis passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at his home.

He was born Nov. 24, 1937, in Gaston County, the son of the late Clyde C. Compton and Virginia Bailey Compton. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Steven Compton, on April 19, 2009.

Garry retired from Cannon Mills Company after 48 years of service as an electrician. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. In his earlier years, Garry was an avid fast-pitch softball player.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Long Compton; his daughter, Tammy Edwards of Kannapolis, who was with him when he passed; his granddaughter, Whitley Edwards, who along with Tammy were the two who would light up his life; his twin brother, Larry Compton of Kannapolis; two nieces, Terrie Silverman of Florida, Deidra Funderburk of Kannapolis; and two great-nieces, Lydia and Katherine Funderburk.

Arrangements: Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1 at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Bobby Sutherland and his twin brother, Mr. Larry Compton. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Whitley's.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Cabarrus County, especially nurse Susan Haigler, for the milk shake deliveries and the compassionate care she gave Garry and the family.

Online condolences may be left at
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Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
(704) 933-2222
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Published in Salisbury Post on May 31, 2014