Jack Sumpter, 77, of Slater, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at University Hospital in Columbia.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials are suggested to the charity of donor's choice in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born May 1, 1932, in Howard County, he was the son of the late Forrest R. and Bessie Horton Sumpter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and had worked as a painter and farm hand.
He is survived by two brothers, Gerald Lee "Jerry" Sumpter of Cody, Wyo., and Forrest "J.R." Sumpter of Franklin; and two sisters, Lillie E. Holt of Franklin and Vivian E. Howard of Davenport, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James Sumpter, and one sister, Virginia Jackson.