Scott Alan Compton, 55, was born on November 4, 1962, in Marion, Indiana, the son of Charles “Leland” and Sylvia “Colleen” (Kirkpatrick) Compton. He passed away on November 11, 2017, after helping fight a three-alarm business fire alongside his brothers from Greenfield Fire Territory throughout the night before.
Scott was a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Greenfield Fire Territory for over 17 years, and he was an estimator for State Farm Insurance in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis for over 25 years. He held the position of volunteer lieutenant from 2003-2016. At the Greenfield Fire Territory’s award banquet in 2001, he received the Rookie of the Year Award, and in 2016, he received the Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Award. At the 2018 awards banquet, he was posthumously awarded the Cy Herod Award, which is given to a member of the department for years of exemplary service to the community and to the Greenfield Fire Territory.
He was a member of Brandywine Community Church and was a road captain with the Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club. Scott enjoyed participating in benefit rides and attending car shows and antique tractor shows. He loved spending time with his family, camping, boating, riding his motorcycle, and being outdoors.
Scott was proud to serve on the fire department and considered it a great honor. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and completed every task with a positive attitude, both on duty and in his personal life. Anyone who knew Scott would agree that he had a heart of gold and was a man of integrity. His Harley, camper, and vehicles brought him great joy, but it was always clear that the love he had for his family and his friends was the center of his life. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend.
Scott is missed greatly by his girlfriend, Anna Davis-Wickliff, of Greenfield, Indiana; daughters, Brittany (Bryan) Rutledge of Greenfield, Indiana, and Kelcey (Max) Engling of Arlington, Virginia; his four older siblings, Cheryl (Richard) McCracken of Longview, Texas, Charla Flynn and Renee Reed of Carmel, Indiana, and Doug (Connie) Compton of Fairmount, Indiana; his grandchildren, Braydon Rutledge, Bryson Rutledge, Lyvia Engling, and Miles Engling; and many nieces and nephews.
We will never forget Scott’s service to his community and his smile that made this world a better place.