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Reginald D. ("Gunny") Compton, Jr.

June 29, 1954 ~ January 31, 2020 (age 65)


Compton, Reginald D. "Gunny", age 65 of Germantown passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends at Lakeside Manor on January 31, 2020. He was born in Middletown, OH to the late Reginald and Clara (Conrad) Compton and graduated from Garfield High School in Hamilton, OH. After high school Gunny spent 21 years serving in the U.S. Marines and retired as a Gunnery Sgt.  Gunny was a fun, loving and happy man who didn't know a stranger, he loved dancing, going to Miami Valley Gaming, and spending time with his grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 infant brothers, David and Gary. He is survived by his daughters Carmey Compton, Kristina (Scott) Pagac, Melissa Wyatt,  Jon Wyatt, grandchildren Ashleigh and Daniel Donathan, Ethan Pagac, Skyler Engle, Bella and Lillian Wyatt, his dear friends Tim (Lisa) Ahlgren, Mike Emch and marine brothers and sisters, relatives and close friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to any the Dayton Fisher House or any Veterans Association in memory of Gunny. There will be a graveside committal service on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:30am at Dayton National Cemetery.  On Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 at 4:00PM there will be a Celebration of Life held at the First Church of God in Germantown, 760 Farmersville Pike, Germantown  with Pastor Brandon Holbrook officiating.  The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Dayton VA Hospice Lakeside Manor and the  hospitality from the Dayton VA Fisher House.

On Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 8:00PM the family will be meeting at Miami Valley Gaming and anyone is welcome to join them in celebrating and remembering Gunny at one of his favorite places.  For more information please contact a family member.


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May 22, 2020

11:30 AM
Dayton National Cemetery
4100 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45428
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Celebration of Life
May 23, 2020

4:00 PM
First Church of God
760 Farmersville Pike
Germantown, Ohio 45327
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Fisher House - Dayton
Dayton VA Building 425, Dayton OH 45428

Dayton VA Hospice
4100 W. Third St. Dayton, OH 45428,

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