John [Jay] R. Compton, Jr., age 87 of Louisville, passed away May 30, 2022, in Louisville, KY. He started work in 1955 at Louisville Gas & Electric in the Paymaster’s Department. After moving to the Insurance and Stock Transfer Departments, he was promoted to Manager, Stock Transfer in 1968. In December 1973 he was promoted to Assistant Secretary and held that position until he retired in January 1990. 


Jay loved fishing for bass anytime that he could. Jay was loved by everyone he met and he had a nickname for everyone. He was a graduate of Portland Christian School and the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Commerce. He attended Lyndon Christian Church, Lyndon, KY.


He was the older son of the late John R., Sr & Lillian Compton also of Louisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bebe Ann [Batts] Compton, of Louisville, originally from New Castle, KY.


Survived by:

Brother:  Rev. Cordell Compton of Concord, NC.

Many nieces and nephews.


Visitation:  9-11 AM on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.


Funeral Services:  11:00 AM on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Cordell Compton.


Interment:  New Castle Cemetery

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