Samuel Linden Compher, 75, of Lovettsville, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at his home in Lovettsville. He fought a courageous and long battle with cancer.
He was born on February 14, 1947, in Lovettsville, to the late Melvin and Dorothy Compher.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Pamela Fambrough Compher; daughter, Amy M. Willett (Steve); grandson, Curtis A. Willett of Mount Airy, Maryland; sister, Betty Hale of Lovettsville; and sister-in-law, Melody Grove of Brunswick.
After graduation from Loudoun Valley High School in 1965, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS RICH. He was a Vietnam veteran. He and his wife very much enjoyed traveling to the three day Navy reunions for the last 18 years.
Sam worked for the US government at Mt. Weather for many years then transferred and retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in Leesburg.
Sam was constantly building or remodeling something, houses, fences, and furniture. After his retirement, he enjoyed his woodworking talent building and creating beautiful furniture. He loved attending auctions and could be found at most any auction with his Dad.
Sam and his wife enjoyed traveling, having visited 48 states and many European countries. He enjoyed his boat on the South Carolina lakes and happy just fishing, especially with his grandson.
He was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, USS RICH Assoc., Charlestown Moose, VFW, and the Brunswick Legion.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Avenue in Brunswick, Maryland.
A celebration of Samuel's life journey will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Stauffer Funeral Home in Brunswick. Pastor Stephen King will officiate. Burial will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lovettsville.
Memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601 or to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, PO Box 66, Lovettsville, Virginia 20180.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.