Lowell L. “Buster” Compton of Welch died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at the home of his daughter in Chetopa, Kan. He was 59.

Mr. Compton was born July 20, 1947, in Monticello, Utah, to Calvin and Lucille (Myers) Compton. He grew up and attended schools in Lindrith, N.M., Siloam Springs, Ark., and Gentry, Ark. He lived in the Welch area for the past 10 years. 

He worked as a self-employed welder and diesel mechanic. He enjoyed building smokers and barbequing for various groups, including Indian pow-wows and his family reunions. 

Survivors include five sons and their wives, Gary Compton of Siloam Springs, Danny and Dawn Compton of Welch, Brandon and Haley Millikan of the Grand Lake area, Calvin Compton of Spavinaw and Lowell Compton of Miami; one daughter and her husband, Susie and Stewart Bradley of Chetopa; three stepsons, Vinnie Arneecher, Matthew Hadley and Alan Hadley, all of Spavinaw; two brothers, Milton Compton of Washington, Utah, and Richard Compton of Castle Rock, Wash.; four sisters, Louise Tanner of Gallup, N.M., Myrtle Nelson of Farmington, N.M., Gaylen Quinn Kingman, Ariz., and Jo Ellen Martin of Gentry, Ark., and two grandsons, Waylon and Tyler Pike.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Community Bible Church in Chetopa.  Burial will be in Welch Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa.