Harold E. Sumpter, 78, of Springfield died at home at 8:25 am, Thursday, August 30, 2012. He was born June 22, 1934 in Chapin, IL to Wayne and Margaret Hill Sumpter. He married Pat A. Sigretto on May 27, 1961. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Victor Bishop, aunt and uncle Betty and Archie Diekhoff and two brothers-in-law, Ron Svencner and Frank Sigretto.
Surviving are his wife, Pat of Springfield; one daughter, Lisa A. (Bill) Steers of Wesley Chapel, FL; one son, Bryan (girlfriend, Tara Thomas) Sumpter of Springfield; a granddaughter, Samantha Steers; a step grandson, Will Steers, an honorary granddaughter, Olivia Oschwald; three sisters, Eileen Svencner of Darian, IL, Barbara (Tom) King of Mountain View, MO and Ann (Van) Merrill of Santa Ana, CA and a brother, Clifton (Missy) Bishop of Elmhurst, IL and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews
Mr. Sumpter was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He was a United States Army Veteran. Harold was a member of Carpenter Local 16. He was a volunteer for Lincoln Land Honor Flights and has walked every Labor Day parade.
Visitation: 9-10:30 am Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Church, 1345 N. 6th Street, Springfield, IL.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 am Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Church with Monsignor Thomas Holinga officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Lincoln Land Honor Flight or Wounded Warrior Project.
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Pat, I was so sorry to hear about your losing Harold. We have lost touch with not working at Franklin anymore and my moving to Ohio but I have some fond memories of our early years together. We had some really fun times in the OLD DAYS and I remember Harold's great sense of humor. He was so tolerant of "us girls" and even seemed to enjoy our get-to-gethers. I'm sure he will be greatly missed. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family and please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Willi Kulick Zanesville, Ohio
My deepest sympathy to Pat and family regarding the loss of Harold.
To all the Family and Friends of Harold Sumpter, My wife, Chris, and I extend our deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of Harold. We appreciate his service to our country. I remember seeing him many times over the years in the Labor Day Parade. He was missed today. Coincidentally, on the day of his funeral and burial, there is another Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington. We will remember Harold in our prayers. May God grant him everlasting Peace. Amen.
Sami posted on 11/29/12
Poppie I miss you so much and I know you are in a better place and that I will see you again some day. Nonnie I love you to and I know this is hard for you but poppie is with you always. <3