Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Colonial Funeral Home for Melvin Cumpton, 89, of Kokomo, who died on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at his residence. Burial followed in Hurricane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Zach Smith officiated at the services. Visitation was held from noon until the time of the services on Thursday, Nov. 19, at Colonial Funeral Home.
He was born in Dimmitt, Texas, and was a longtime resident of Kokomo. He was a veteran of the United States 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. He will surely be missed by his family and friends.
He 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.
Survivors include his 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.
Pallbearers were Joe Moore, Bryan Moore, Landon Peak, Ramsey Cumpton, Frank Forbes and Tommy Parker Jr.
Friends and family are invited to share condolences and memories at www.colonialfuneralhomes-me.com.
Colonial Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.