Lewis ( The Mouth Of The South) Compton - In Memoriam

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Lewis ( The Mouth Of The South) Compton - In Memoriam

For Years He was The Voice For Martinsville Speedway. On the Micphone P.A. System You Heard Though The Grand Stands Speakers When You The Fans Would Come To the Races From The !950,s To The 1980,s. Also hes from Martinsville Va.

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Comment by Dave Fulton on March 28, 2014 at 12:08pm

The obituary story for Lewis in the Martinsville paper can be found at this RR link discussing great track announcers:

http://stockcar.racersreunion.com/forum/topics/the-next-generation-...

Comment by greg minter on August 15, 2013 at 9:40pm

Favorite "mouth of the south" quote..."Richard Petty, your presence is required at the drivers' meeting immediately if not sooner!" of he would say that all the time every time he was paging someone. I always got a kick out of hearing it, and everytime he would mention Jesse Jones franks made my dad and I would head to the concession stand, we would eat 15-20 hotdogs a day easy...As Clyde said, Lewis definitely made the day fun for us all...Lewis, Thank You for all the memories, and your voice will echo through the stands forever

Comment by Clyde Mangum on January 25, 2011 at 4:42pm
Lewis, was great, he had that something, that "SPECIAL" voice that made the day at Martinsville Speedway a great day, those Precious Memories. 
Comment by Phillip Walker on January 19, 2011 at 6:33pm
Not only was Lewis a great man, a great race announcer, but he was also an AUCTIONEER!    I had heard Lewis for years at Martinsville, but it wasn't until I attended Auctioneer School in 1981 that I learned that one of the instructors was Lewis Compton....one and the same... NO ONE has matched his expertise at the microphone at Martinsville since he left the announcer's stand!
 

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