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Wilbur Edgar Kumpe
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1911
Death: Jan. 6, 2013


WILBUR EDGAR KUMPE, 101, began eternal life with his Heavenly Father on January 6, 2013. Born February 6, 1911, to Effie Leona (nee Pritchard) and Christopher C. Kumpe, near Little Rock, AR, he is survived by his devoted wife, Maycle (nee Truelove) Kumpe; daughter, Mary Lee (Rev. Stephen) Jacobson of Bartlett; and son, William (Karen) Kumpe of St. Louis, MO; six grandchildren, Brittany (David) Matlock, Daniel and Laura Hogberg, Brooksey (Lester) Mead, David and Timothy Jacobson, as well as five great-grandchildren, Nathan, Carson, Blake, Lexi Beth and Holden; one brother and one sister, Louis and Lola Kumpe of Mabelvale, AR; sister-in-law, Vivian (Dr. Charles) Kendrick and many nieces and nephews; great and great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, John Otto Kumpe, Henry Kumpe, Bertie Dollins, and James Kumpe. Mr. Kumpe was a charter member of the Olive Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Mabelvale, AR and a longtime member of Frayser Baptist Church. He served in the Army during WWII; earned a degree in science from the University of Central Arkansas, taught high school agriculture in Beebe and DeWitt, AR; served as a minister, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service at the age of 70. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9 at Memphis Funeral Home, 3700 N. Germantown Road. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 9 a.m., Thursday, January 10. Interment will follow in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Memphis Funeral Home And Memorial Gardens (Published in The Commercial Appeal on January 9, 2013) 
West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Carole McCaig
Record added: Jan 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103308563
Wilbur Edgar Kumpe
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