Edmon L. "Eddie" Sumpter, who was born March 6, 1925, passed peacefully at home on Oct. 5, 2012.
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Eddie lived in Klamath Falls for more than 60 years and lived in the same home for nearly 50 years, which he shared with his beloved wife Ruby until her passing in 1985.
He retired with 37 years at Jeld-Wen and was an enthusiastic rock hunter and wood worker. He also loved deep-sea fishing and each year would choose one of his many great-nieces/great-nephews to go along with him on a road trip to the Oregon Coast.
Eddie was preceded in death by his wife Ruby, son Tony, brothers Tom and Jim, and sisters Joanne and Marguerite.
Survivors include his son Lee, brother Cecil, sisters Lucinda and Ida, granddaughter Traci, great-grandchildren Justin, Brandon and Kayla, cousin Emma, other cousins, nieces and nephews, neighbors, friends and his Wantland Avenue Church of Christ family.
Urn visitation will be Friday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. and funeral services Saturday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m., both at the Klamath Memorial Park Chapel, followed by a potluck get-together at the Disabled American Veterans Hall on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Avalon Street. For more information, please call Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd at 541-883-3458.
A very special thank you to Alice, Tammie, Pam, Dee and Ralph, High Desert Hospice, especially Karla, Kathy and Lana, and my best friend in the whole world, Robert. The love, care and compassion all of you shared with me and my dad through his last three weeks at home will warm my heart forever.
Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd
2680 Memorial Drive Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Published in Herald And News on Oct. 11, 2012