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Robert Clay Compton

October 21, 1959 ~ May 4, 2021 (age 61)


Robert Clay Compton was born in Austin, Texas on October 21, 1959 to his parents Billy and Dorothy Compton and passed away on May 4, 2021 at the age of 61.

The family moved to Washington D.C. in his earlier years.  Robert was so happy and excited for the chance to see the snow and about visiting all the historic places, especially The Smithsonian, that was spread out on several different sites.  We visited every one of them and some more than once.  His favorite was the trains.  We lived there for two years and then we were on our way back to Texas.   

After graduating from Travis High School in Austin, he then followed in his parents’ footsteps and moved to Houston to work for the IRS.  After a while in Houston, he moved to Dallas where he obtained his Associate Degree in Accounting from Dallas College.

Robert was a very quiet person that loved to travel and loved boating, but he found his great passion was electronics.  If something in his home could be wired to his telephone then it was and you had to be careful if you wanted to punch buttons on his devices. 

Robert was co-owner with his Partner Steve Embury in their business Blind Alley and they did very well.   They won so many trips which they both loved.  Due to Robert’s declining health he had to scale back his involvement in their company. 

Robert is survived by his parents Billy and Dorothy Compton of Baytown, Texas. His siblings Billy Compton Jr.(brother), David Compton(brother), and Robin Compton(sister) all of Baytown, Texas, Randy(brother) and Missy Compton of Fairview, Tennessee and Crystal(sister) and Joey Troxclaire of Richmond, Tx.   Robert is also survived by his Partner Steve Embury who was there for him throughout the last days and took very good care of him. We want him to know how much he was appreciated. 

We would also like to thank the dedicated doctors at Parkland Hospital who took care of Robert and also the wonderful doctors who were at the special T-cell study at UT Southwestern in Dallas, they tried so hard to save him.  He will be missed dearly. 


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