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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