Dr. Beverley C. Compton Sr., a retired physician, died Friday at his home in Broadmead after a series of strokes. He was 88.
A memorial service for Dr. Compton will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Lane and Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills.
Born in 1903, Dr. Compton graduated from the Gilman School in 1923 and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Princeton University in 1927. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1931.
In 1935, he married Cynthia C. Wilson of Chicago. He practiced medicine in Baltimore until his retirement in 1954.
After retiring, he enjoyed world travel, hunting, fishing, horticulture and spent most summers at his Quebec Lake home in Quebec, Canada.
In 1978, his first wife died in an auto accident.
In addition to his second wife, the former Moss Love Wagner, survivors include a son, Beverley C. Compton Jr. of Ruxton; two daughters, Cynthia Starkovsky of San Diego and Courtenay McGowen of Coronado, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
The family suggested contributions to the Gilman School, 5407 Roland Ave., Baltimore 21210.