Mike Charles Compton, age 55, of Friendswood, TX passed away in his home on February 25, 2017, from an apparent heart attack. Mike was born on June 30, 1961, in Chickasha, OK to Don and Mary Alice Compton. He was the youngest of 3, including his sisters Donna and Teri. At the age of 25, Mike went to work for Houston Lighting & Power, later to become Reliant Energy. He had an exceptionally strong work ethic, and remained with the company until the time of his death.
Mike is survived by his wife Mary, children Christopher, Benjamin, and Amanda, parents Don and Mary Alice, and sister Donna.
Mike was devoted to his Catholic faith, always letting Christ work through him and touching others, especially in their own time of need. He gave thanks to God in the good times, and stayed faithful through the tough times with the help of the Serenity Prayer. Mike kept God first, but loved his wife and children (and dogs) unconditionally. Mike loved living a simple life, and would most likely question why we all took the time to dress up, when our favorite pair of shorts were lying at the foot of the bed. He enjoyed helping Mary bake, as the official house taste tester. He hung the pair of socks Amanda wore in track and had framed in his office for everyone to see. He became an honorary Texas A&M Aggie when Ben left to play football there, only after claiming Georgia Tech, where he followed the football team only for the opportunity to watch Chris play in the marching band at half time. If Mike was going out to eat on a Friday, he was ready to order on a Tuesday. He was the man with the plan, and always made sure the plan revolved around his family.
All are welcome to come and celebrate the life of Mike on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX. The services will begin with a rosary at 9:15 in the morning, followed by a memorial mass at 10:00, with a reception immediately after. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to either Mary Queen Catholic Church Food Pantry or Scholarship America. The family would like to thank everyone that has offered prayers, meals, support, and the many incredible gestures shown by the community. As Mike would say, “I’m kind of a big deal!”