Friday, September 21, 2007 Robert “Bob” Cumpston (1934-2007) 73, of Catlettsburg, passed from this life on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, in King’s Daughters Medical Center with his loving family at his side.
Robert was born in Catlettsburg, Ky., on May 4, 1934, to Charles and Nerva Boyd-Cumpston. Mr. Cumpston was the owner of the Catlettsburg Giovanni’s and retired from the Ironton Machine Shop, where he worked as a machinist and was head foreman for many years. He was a member of Catlettsburg Elks and bowled on a league at Blue Ribbon Lanes. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served his country honorably during the Korean War.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Elizabeth K. Rusk-Cumpston; a son, Michael J.C. Cumpston (Joyce); two daughters, Dawna Lauhon (Micah) and Dawn Deerfield (Brian), all of Catlettsburg; three grandchildren, Tosha Lee, Austin Deerfield and Kirstie Boyd, all of Catlettsburg; his mother, Nerva Boyd-Cumpston of Catlettsburg; a brother, Jimmy Cumpston of Ashland; and four sisters, Leona Gard and Sue Watson, both of Catlettsburg, Stella Canifax of Ashland and Mary Cole of Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Cumpston, and two sisters, Joann Sugart and Donna Cumpston. Funeral services to honor his life will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2007, at Ratliff Family Funeral Home, 1220 Greenup Ave., Ashland, Ky., with entombment in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by Ironton VFW Post 8850. Rusty West, Scott Bybee, Greg Lee, Jay Boyd, Brian Higginbotham and Micah Lauhon will serve as pallbearers.