Henry Warren CumptonJuly 3, 1936 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 81)
Henry Warren Cumpton, 81, died peacefully in his sleep on January 12, 2018 at a Nampa care center. Warren was born on July 3, 1936 in Tallulah, Louisiana and lived in Madison Parish until his family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1942. He spent his secondary school years there. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in the early 1950’s and eventually joined the Navy as a Seabee for a tour of duty lasting 12 years. Warren worked in the construction field during the latter half of his life. He married Myrna Lee Taggart on September 17, 1959; their first child, Benjamin Warren Cumpton, was born on March 13, 1962. A second child, Thomas Patrick Cumpton, was born four years later on March 17, 1966.
Warren loved spending time in the outdoors, including spending time hunting and fishing, as well as light reading. On one occasion, he went fishing with his father-in-law and caught a 36” steelhead trout, which was promptly cleaned an eaten by the entire family.
Warren was preceded in death by his father, Henry Best Cumpton, his mother, Beaulah Mae Cumpton (nee’ Pittman), and his brothers Melvin Ray and Dennis. He is survived by his wife, two sons, brother Kenneth and wife Nettie, sister Myra Voyles and her husband James, sister Patsy Zacharias and her husband Roy, three grandchildren (Alyssa, Dylan, and Foster), and numerous nieces and nephews. Another notice announcing the date and time of the memorial service will be published in the month of April.
The Cumpton family would like to extend sincere thanks to the care staff at Meadow View Nursing and Rehab in Nampa for making Warren comfortable in his final years.