Norman A. Compton
Virginia United Methodist Conference - Mission Opportunities
Norman Atkinson Compton, 1919 - 1996
Norman Compton was converted at the age of 32, and was called of God to be a minister at the age of 38.
He was a member of Monterey United Methodist Church, Monterey, Virginia.
was appointed to this charge in June 1960 at the age of 41.
Other charges he
served were: Mt. Crawford, Winchester, Spotsylvania, McDowell, White's United Methodist Church, Hot Springs, Redwood, and Roanoke.
After his retirement from the United Methodist Church on June 11, 1984, he served for 10 years as magistrate in Highland County, Virginia, serving both Highland and Bath County, Virginia.
favorite hymns to be sung at his
service, which were "The Church in the Wildwood," "All Hail the Power of Jesus Name," and "In the Sweet By and By.
favorite passages from Psalm 23, John 14, and Ephesians 2:8 & 9 to be read and expounded upon at his
The poem, titled "Crossing the Bar" was also read at the service.
The verse: "it is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness" was often reflected in many of Compton's notes.
was a good husband, father, grandfather, foster parent, and friend.
family, and fellow man in love.
will remain alive in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.