Dale L. Compston, 72, of New Lexington, Ohio, formerly of Corning, Ohio died at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born Feb. 15, 1949 in Rehoboth, Ohio to the late John and Clara Beckett Compston.
Dale was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam; 2nd of the 2nd Infantry, rank SP5 and grade E5. He received The National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal 1st Award, Army Commendation 1st OLC, Bronze Star Medal and The Purple Heart. He was a member of Corning American Legion Post #327; Saint Bernard Catholic Church of Corning; Golden Member of the Corning Eagles and BPOE #509, New Lexington.
Dale was the vice president of Altier Brothers and was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survived by his children, Mary Clarissa (Curt) Reynolds, Heidi (Ray) St. Clair, Danielle (Jerry) Rehart and Jessica (Jim) Stanford; grandchildren, Jacob (Samantha) Reynolds, Skylynn Penfold, Katelynn Penfold, Robbie Rehart, Isabelle Rehart, Emma Stanford and Austin Stanford; great-grandchild, Piper Reynolds; brothers and sisters, Dorothy Neff, Janet (Rolland) Spring, Paul (Evelyn) Compston, Karen (Jack) Jospeh, Debbie Tracey and David (Rose) Compston; sister-in-law, Leigh Compston.
In addition to his parents, preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katherine N. Reynolds; brothers and sisters, Betty (Jim) Abram, Norma (Junior) Taylor, Jack Compston, Jeannie (Dwayne) Rowland; two brothers-in-law, Larry Neff and Frank Tracey.
Calling hours were held from 4-8 p.m. with Corning Eagles service at 7:30 p.m. and a limited Elks service at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, Ohio.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 at Saint Rose Catholic Church, corner of North Main and West Water Streets, New Lexington, Ohio with Father Todd Lehigh as celebrant.
Burial followed in Rehoboth Cemetery with military graveside services by the United States Army and the Corning American Legion.
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