Walter R. Crompton


Walter R. Crompton

Coventry sheriff

Walter R. Crompton, 86, passed peacefully March 2, 2012 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, Bristol. He was the husband of the late Vivian C. (Gainer) Crompton.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Thomas J. and Lena M. (Pettis) Crompton. Mr. Crompton was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Polish National Alliance and the Phoenix Sportsman’s Club. Mr. Crompton was a retired sheriff in Coventry for 20 years before retiring in 1991.

He leaves a daughter, Joann Oliviera of Florida, and many grandchildren. He was father of the late Barbara A. Serabian.

Burial with military honors was held March 9 in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.