David Spencer Compton
1948 - 2019
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David Spencer Compton

After a long fight, David Compton lost his battle with Parkinson's on April 3, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three brothers and a sister; numerous nieces; nephews; great nieces and great nephews. Born and raised in Richland, Washington, he began his lifelong love affair with two organizations that shaped his life - Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout) and DeMolay. Two words that best describe him - humor and service. As a longtime leader in both organizations, he served as a mentor to thousands of men and women urging them to be the best they can be. David is remembered as always having a smile and joke or quip for any situation - after all "there are no problems, only opportunities."

A celebration of David's life will be held on May 19th, 1:00 pm at Shoreline Community College in the Main Dining Room.

Remembrances may be made to the Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America (seattlebsa.org - click donate button) or DeMolay (wademolay.org/make-a-donation).

Complete obituary and guestbook online at https://funerals.coop/obituaries/

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Published in The Seattle Times on May 5, 2019.
Celebration of Life
01:00 PM
Shoreline Community College Main Dining Room
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May 6, 2019
David was the model of a wonderful friend and fellow Scout.
He was always concerned for others, the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.
He set the model for others to follow!

Hank Sauer
May 6, 2019
Dave you were a wonderful friend and mentor to many. The Washington State Chapter Order of DeMolay would not have been the same without you. You left your mark on many including me for my life. I will never forget you. Rest In Peace my Chevalier Brother!
Richard Calvin
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