Dick Compton was born August 3, 1935 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. He served in the U.S. Navy. After moving to Beaverton, OR he became a locomotive engineer for Southern Pacific Railroad.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Barbara, his sister Margaret, seven children, 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Lucy and Cecil, his previous wife Elizabeth, his sister Phyllis and his brothers Donald and Cecil.
Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.