Theodore Brian Compton, 56, of Wellsboro, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in Wellsboro on Jan. 22, 1957, a son of Theodore R. and Vida Mae Webster Compton.
Theodore graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1975. He married the former Natalie Short on Aug. 15, 1981, and she survives. He was a self-employed telecommunications service worker for over 20 years. Theodore was a member of the N.R.A. and enjoyed hunting. He enjoyed nature and gardening, making maple syrup and was a logging sawyer. He was an avid reader, especially of history and enjoyed non-fiction books and classic movies. He was a Penn State and New York Yankee fan. Theodore loved American roots music and playing guitar and mandolin with his father and brother.
Besides his wife of 32 years, Natalie; he is survived by his father, Theodore R. Compton of Middlebury Center; three sons, T. Nathan Compton of Lawrenceville, Charles Compton (Jennifer), Spencer Compton; a daughter, Elizabeth Compton, all of Wellsboro; four sisters, all of Wellsboro, Debbie Youmans, Denise Gee, Deanna Powell and Danelle Fuller; and one brother, Thad Compton of Mansfield. Molly and Samson, his two Bernese Mountain dogs, also survive.
Friends and family are invited to Theodore's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Holliday Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Holliday with his pastor, the Rev. Erik J. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery Holiday. To share your fondest memories of Theodore, visit www.lifecelebration.com.