Cumpston Research


Friday, September 21, 2007

Robert “Bob” Cumpston (1934-2007)

Robert “Bob” Cumpston, 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.


Saturday, June 6, 2009

John Cumpston - 1918-2009

John Russell Cumpston, 90, a lifelong resident of Catlettsburg, passed away Friday morning, June 5, 2009, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

Mr. Cumpston was born Oct. 18, 1918, in Boyd County, Ky., a son of the late Charles and Octavia Dial Cumpston. His wife of 58 years, Nettie K. Stewart Cumpston, preceded him in 1998. He graduated from Boyd County High School, retired from Armco Steel in 1983 following 41 years at the open hearth furnace and was a member of Steelworkers Local 1865. John enjoyed farming and caring for the wild animals on his farm.

Sadly left behind is an adoring family including two sons, Charlie Cumpston of Boyd County, Ky., and George (Brenda) Cumpston of Phoenix, Ariz.; five daughters, Alma (Mike) O’Neal of Catlettsburg, Ky., Pat (Mark) Mauger of Prince George, Va., Drexel Marie (Harry) Smith of Rush, Ky., Madeline Sue (Herman) Woods of Raceland, Ky., and Kathy Lynn (Tony) Sparks of Catlettsburg; two sisters, Genny Stewart of Flatwoods and Opal Penix of Ashland, Ky; 23 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are a son, Wade L. Cumpston; four brothers and one sister.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2009, at the Neal Funeral Home on Center Street in Catlettsburg. A message of comfort and reassurance will be offered by Pastor Mike Amos, with a message in music given by Pastor Jeff Ferguson. Final rest will follow a committal at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland. Grandsons will serve as casket bearers.

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