Leslie Neville Harvey Compton, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on November 10, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas following a year long battle with brain cancer.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Newman and Agnes Compton of Pensacola, Florida and sisters Linda Krueger and Mary Pounds. He is survived by his wife, Mary McGrail Compton of San Antonio, Texas; his children Katherine Leigh Compton and Christopher Newman Compton of Victoria, Texas and step-son Justin Charles Hughes of Edmonton, Alberta; his siblings, Sara Kooley of Gig Harbor, Washington and Jane Fuller of Jacksonville, Florida along
with nine grandchildren, Caroline Sinclair of Houston, Texas, Carter Pope and Lilly Compton of Edna, Texas, Nevin, Pierce and Scarlette Compton of Victoria, Texas and Langdon, Elijah and Charlotte Hughes of Edmonton, Alberta.
Les was born in Tacoma, Washington on March 14, 1950 spending his formative years there and then moved in his teen years to Monticello, Mississippi later spending his adult years in Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas and Alabama and for the past 30 years in Canada. He spent most of his working life in the Distribution business in consulting and management positions for a variety of different industries in both the United States and Canada. Les always said his favorite job was working for Home Depot in Bracebridge, Ontario in his retirement years as it was the one job where people thanked him for telling them what to do and he was rewarded for it. Known for his wisecracking Southern sayings, which were not repeatable in polite company, they were always delivered with wit and a straight face and received with hearty guffaws.
The family wishes to express its loving gratitude to Greenwood Home Care for all the superb care, love and support provided by Jonatan, Ben, Pinkie and care staff as well as the hospices services furnished by Enhabit Home Health – San Antonio.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church (11122 Link Dr) in San Antonio on November 30 th at 11:00 am with a reception to follow. Cremation services provided by Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels.