PFC Devon C. Compton, 19, Indianapolis, passed away September 17, 2021. Devon was born May 6, 2002, in Indianapolis.
He attended St. Jude Catholic School before transitioning to Southport school. Devon graduated earlier in the year from Southport High School, where he excelled on the lacrosse field as the starting goalie and was in ROTC. Always very competitive, Devon tried various sports before devoting himself to lacrosse. He was on the state championship lacrosse team as a 14 year old. He also enjoyed music, playing the guitar, drawing, and long drives. He also loved animals. Devon was incredibly driven for a young man and will always be remembered for his big heart, intelligence, and his interest in always wanting to please others.
Devon was in the Indiana Army National Guard and had completed Basic Training last year at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Most recently, he was attending Advanced Individual Training as an indirect fire infantryman. Devon aspired to be like his grandfather and looked forward to serving his country.
Survivors include his mother, Michelle Shirley; grandparents, Connie & Paul Lillicotch and Tim Shirley; aunt, Belinda Miles.
Devon’s Life Celebration® visitation and funeral service will be held at O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. Visitation will be Friday, October 1, 2021, 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 2, 2021. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund, ATTN: Suicide Prevention Program, Tyndall Armory, 711 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.