Updated: Mar 4, 2022
Troy “Buddy” Compton, Jr., age 66, of Abingdon, Va., peacefully left this world on Monday, February 28, 2022, in hospice care.
Born January 9, 1956 in Richlands, VA, he was the son of Meldena Compton and the late Troy Compton. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rhonda Bell Compton and one sister, Susie Stiltner Robb. Last year, he also had to say goodbye to his special girl, Abby, who never failed to greet him at the door with excitement and a wagging tail.
Buddy grew up in Grundy and moved to Abingdon in the early 2000’s. He was retired from Jewell Smokeless Coal Corporation and later became a regular helper around Lakeside Ready Mix and Insane Trucking as their “Mr. Fix-It”.
Buddy was content with the simple things in life and always ready for an adventure. Boating, jet skis, his old blue truck (Staci now has) fishing, bicycling, golfing, bowling and later riding Harleys were just a few of the hobbies he enjoyed. He was a man of many talents and even had some piano lessons along the way. It has been said by many people that Buddy could fix anything and was always busy helping family and friends with repairs and special projects. If a project was going on, you could count on him to be the first one to show up and the last to leave. Not only was the majority of Buddy’s time spent being a hands-on Dad but he filled the role of Mother too for most of his daughter’s life. Buddy was quick to give advice to new parents by telling them “they would spend the first two years getting the kids to walk and talk and the rest of their lives telling them to “sit down and shut up”. Holidays spent with Buddy were full of laughs and practical jokes so everyone knew to open his gifts with caution. Buddy had a life-long love for pancakes, ice cream, coffee and anything Andy Griffith and Looney Tunes. It has been mentioned recently the only regret people have about meeting Buddy is that they wished they had known him sooner.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his daughter, Staci Perkins and husband, Dan (who he bonded with like a son), of Abingdon. One very special granddaughter, Piper Perkins, who could immediately bring a smile to his face. Buddy is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family would also like to recognize his loving friend and special caregiver, Kim Lima, who became part of his life instantly and was often referred to as stepmom by Staci.
Pallbearers will be Tony Stiltner, J.R. Stiltner, Chuck Stacy, Kyle Stiltner, Matthew Poore and Mike Horne.
A cryptside service and entombment for Troy “Buddy” Compton, Jr. will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum, 11800 Gov G C Peery Hwy, Cedar Bluff, Va. 24609, with Minister Ron Musick officiating. Those attending are asked to gather at the mausoleum after 1:30 p.m. to visit with the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.frostfuneralhome.com
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Compton.