Byron Comp, 69, of Muncy, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at Loyalsock Creek Rehab & Nursing Center, losing his battle to brain cancer. He had also fought through Guillain-Barre Syndrome in 1999 (writing a book about it) and several back surgeries.
Born Dec. 2, 1946 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Walter and Elsie Hall Comp. He was also preceded in death by a half brother, Donald Rhinehart.
Byron was a graduate of Blue Mountain Academy, Hamburg, and Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, Tenn., with a degree in theology. He was a member of the Danville Seventh-day Adventist Church where he served as an Elder and Sabbath School Teacher.
He had numerous occupations during his lifetime, with the latest being a sales representative for Bankers Life & Casualty Co.
He was married for 38 years to Diane Shumbat Comp, who survives. He is also survived by his four children, Dawn Lange, of Maryland, Byron Comp II, (Angela), of Michigan, Daneen Simmons, of Ohio and Craig Comp (Katrina), of Texas; and three stepchildren, Jim Derby (Kristine), of Picture Rocks, Debbie (Pete) Rider, of Hughesville and David (Bonnie) Derby, of Florida.
Surviving in addition to his wife and children is a sister, Elaine (Richard) Scott, of Williamsport as well as eight grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, you may wish to donate in Byron’s name to: It Is Written, P.O. Box 6, Chattanooga, TN 37401-9976.
Arrangements entrusted to Crouse Funeral Home. In keeping with Byron’s wishes, there will be no services.
A celebration of his life will take place on his 70th birthday on Dec. 2, 2016, at a location to be determined by the family.
“I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord will give to me on that day.” 2 Timothy 4:7,8.