July 18, 1931 – Nov. 17, 2020
Melvin Cumpton, 89, died Nov. 17, 2020, at his residence in Kokomo. He was born July 18, 1931, in Dimmitt, TX, and was a longtime resident of Kokomo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He farmed with his family in New Mexico and Colorado and was a commercial truck driver from which he retired after 30 years. He was a member of Hurricane Creek Baptist Church and enjoyed his favorite pastime of watching westerns.
Cumpton was preceded in death by his wife, Dimple Cumpton; daughters, Kimberly Mateo, and Kitza Parker; parents William Earl Cumpton, and Eva Ada Baker Cumpton; and a grandson, Lathon Peak. He is survived by two daughters, Belinda Moore and Mona Gail Cox; two sons, Rodney Cumpton, and Randall Cumpton; a sister-in-law, Carrie Taylor; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service for Cumpton was Nov. 19, 2020, at Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia, Rev. Zach Smith presiding over services and interment at Hurricane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Joe Moore, Bryan Moore, Landon Peak, Ramsey Cumpton, Frank Forbes, and Tommy Parker, Jr.
Colonial Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family are invited to share condolences and memories at www.colonialfuneralhomes-me.com