Donald K. Sumpter

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Donald K. Sumpter

May 23, 1940 - October 25, 2016

Donald K. Sumpter, age 76, of Tallahassee passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 while visiting family in Kentucky.
He was a son of the late George and Wagie Miller Sumpter, he was born May 23, 1940, in Monticello, Ky.
After proudly serving his country in the US Navy, he became an entrepreneur who owned and operated several businesses in the
Tallahassee area, including two grocery stores, a restaurant, The
Sweet Shop on FSU campus and a pool hall.
Every year at the grocery stores, he gave a neighborhood Christmas party to provide the families with cakes and toys.
His hobbies included shooting pool, fishing and playing poker.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years—Laverne Goe Sumpter; children—Jeff Upchurch, Donita (Allen) Perry and George Donald (Grace) Sumpter; grandchildren—Michael Sumpter, Christopher Dantes, Christian Dantes, Lauren Hayes, Nicki Perry, Chasity Perry, Krystina Biggs Hayley Guffey, Damien Upchurch, Jacob Upchurch and Reagan Upchurch; great-grandchildren—Haylie Hayes, Hannah Hayes, Jamond White, Jase Harris, Trae Barfield and Titus Barfield, Korbyn Guffey and Addyson Guffey; his siblings—Billy Sumpter, Peggy Jo Duggins and Carol Ann Shaw also survive him, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his siblings—Bobby Sumpter, Leroy
Sumpter, Gary Dale Sumpter, Doris Faye Sumpter and Patsy Atkinson.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2016, in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in the Tallahassee Memory Gardens.Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Children's Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Abbey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on November 1, 2016
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