EVANSTON - Funeral services for Junior Gordon Crompton, 82, will be at 11a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in the Evanston LDS Stake Center.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Crandall Funeral Home and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. before services.
Interment will be in the Evanston City Cemetery.
He died on Sept. 28, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on June 13, 1926, in Evanston, the son of Lawrence and Elizabeth Ann (Herring) Crompton. In high school he was a basketball star and received the Martin Harris Outstanding Athlete Award.
On Sept. 26, 1945, he married Mary McKinnon in Evanston.
They just celebrated their 63rd anniversary.
He was a member of the LDS church and lived his entire life in Evanston.
He was a past chairman of the Evanston Cowboy Days Committee, 1957, and was the Cowboy Days Grand Marshall in 1994.
He was a member of the Sage Riders Mounted Posse.
He loved camping, was an avid hunter, fisherman, horseman and outdoorsman.
He spent many hours in his shop creating woodworking projects for family and friends. He was very handy, and was always available to help friends and neighbors.
He worked many years in maintenance, retiring from the Wyoming State Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Crompton of Evanston; daughters and their spouses, Marie Ellingford of Lyman; Maxine Parkin of Park City, Utah; and special family friend, Karen Sneesby Deyo of Evanston; brother, Clifford Crompton and wife Orem, Utah; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Gordon J; parents; sister, Marie Erickson, and brothers, Sam and George.