Robert Sumpter, 91, Clearwater, ID.
Robert Sumpter passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 of cancer. He was born March 2, 1928 in Olympia, WA. to E. L. “Fort” and Celestine Sumpter. When he was five years old, the family moved to his dad’s hometown of Payette, ID. Later when he was 10, the family moved to Red River, ID., where he attended school in a one room school house. Later the family moved to Elk City. Robert served in the Army for three years. When he was discharged, he returned to Elk City and went to work on the Gold dredges in the area. In 1953 he went to work for the Union Pacific railroad as a lineman. He married his wife Marjorie Naval, on May 1, 1954, in Payette, ID. As he worked for the Union Pacific railroad they moved and lived in several states. In 1967 the family moved back to Elk City where he worked for his brother in law Wally York and also the Shears sawmill. Later moving to Clearwater, as his kids started high school. He worked in the area sawmills as an electrician and Millwright until retiring. Robert is survived by his wife of 65 years Marjorie, his son Robert (Jill) of Poulsbo, WA., Darlene (James) of Mobile, AL., Jackie (Jerry) of Clearwater, ID. Seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. As his request, no services will be held. Trenary Funeral Home is assisting the family.