Donnie Ray Sumpter was born on October 9, 1939, a son to the late Quince Sumpter and the late Rosie (Parks) Sumpter. He was united in marriage to Mariam Linda Ives on November 8, 1958 in Caledonia, Missouri and they celebrated sixty years together. Donnie entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his residence having reached seventy-nine years of age.
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Donnie will be missed by all who knew and loved him including his beloved wife, Mariam Sumpter; two sons: Craig Sumpter and Scott (Gal) Sumpter; two brothers: Willard (Trudy) Sumpter and Sam Sumpter; sister, Fern (Jim) Thompson; two grandsons: Nathan (Megan) Sumpter and Michael Sumpter (Fiance, Randi Jones); two great granddaughters: Daya Sumpter and Kayla Sumpter; great-great grandson, Liam; brothers-in-law: Harry Mack, Curtis Gore, Junior Conoway, and Clyde Brooks; and sister-in-law, Eula Sumpter.
In addition to his parents, Donnie is preceded in death by his son, Chris Sumpter; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Orville and Lottie Ives; brother, Frank Sumpter; and sisters: Shirley Sumpter, Ruth Sumpter, Ola Gore, Ruby Mack, Dosha Abney, Fay Conoway, and Ilene Brooks.
Visitation was held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at DeClue Funeral Home from 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM.
Funeral Services were conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 11, 2019 with Pastor Tom Conboy officiating. Interment and final prayers will be held at Liberty Baptist Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed by visiting decluefuneralhome.com