Robert Compton


Robert Stephen Compton, 40, of Columbus, passed away January 20, 2017, at I.U. Health Methodist in Indianapolis.

Robert was born Sept. 12, 1976, in Barren County, Kentucky.

He is survived by his mother, Betty (Ping) Stivers; step-father, Danny Stivers; and his sister, Amber Compton, all of Hope; and his grandfather, BP Compton of Glasgow, Kentucky.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Wellsery Compton; grandmotherm Flossie (Veluzat) Compton; grandfatherm Bryce Ping; and grandmother, Geraldine (Moore) Ping.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 11, at Bowling Park, Edmonton, Kentucky. Visitation was at noon with service at 2 p.m. A second memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, March 18, at Norman Funeral Home in Hope. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Schizophrenia Research Society at

Robert attended Western Kentucky University and was a music enthusiast. He played tuba for a while with the Columbus City Band and was bass guitarist with the band 31 East. Robert had held the position of ambassador for Centerstone’s Indiana Club House, which allowed him to help educate others and support mental health awareness.

Appreciation and thanks is extended to all staff from Columbus Regional Hospital and I.U. Health Methodist, who were in charge of Robert’s care, as well as to the Indiana Donor Network.

No words can describe such a loss, but there are far too many to describe how good of a person Robert was. He will be sorely missed and always loved.