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Raymond Leslie Sumpter

Raymond Leslie Sumpter

Raymond Leslie Sumpter, age 66, of Griggsville, died on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 5:45 a.m. in his sister's home in Fowler, IL after a three-month long battle with cancer. Raymond was born on September 3, 1955, in Quincy the son of Harry and Doris (Minor) Sumpter.

Raymond made his home in Griggsville with his mother and stepdad, Jimmy Taylor. When cancer took over his body, his sister brought him home to care for him with the love and support he needed.

He loved camping, fishing, stock car races and a good chili dog and a cold beer. Raymond was an avid arrowhead hunter and collector. Garage sales were right at the top of the list of fun for him. He loved a good treasure find.

Raymond worked at Tate Cheese and retired in November from Illini Hospital.

These words are from Raymond:
Thank you and goodbye to all my Valley City Friends and many others. Thanks to Dean Westfall for being my mechanic and friend and keeping my old cars finely tuned and on the road. I want to thank my friend, Dave Hobson for always looking out for me and all the excellent food he brought me. He was always there to help get me to my appointments in Pittsfield. I am most grateful for these dear friends.

Raymond was looking forward to seeing his friend Keith McKristy again, Keith passed away in a bad car accident when the two were teenagers.

He is survived by his sister, Shirley (John) Kroner, brother, Harry (Kathy) Sumpter, two nephews: Ryan (Tonia) Howe and Cory Sumpter, two nieces: Tracy (Shannon) Williams and Stacy (Jay) Gottman, several aunts and uncles, Raymond had a special bond with his Aunt Billie.

Raymond was preceded in death by his father, mother and stepdad, Jim, his grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in Quincy Memorial Park Mausoleum.
There is no visitation, but family and friends are invited to the graveside services. Service arrangements are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Blessing Foundation for Hospice. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Mike and Trish Bradshaw
Pittsfield, IL
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Sorry to hear this. Raymond was a hard worker. Our condolences!
From:
Susan and John Clough
Griggsville, IL
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Susan will sure miss your humor and your kindness every month when you came in to the insurance office. Rest in peace Raymond.
From:
Susan and John Clough
Griggsville, IL
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Susan will miss your humor and kindness you showed every month in the insurance office. Rest in peace Raymond.
From:
Wes
Fowler, IL
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Hey Ray
Im sending a letter to heaven addressed simply to”My Friend Ray”. Since I couldn’t say goodbye, I wanted to tell you how much your friendship over all the years has meant and still means to me, now more than ever. I will think of you often until we meet again.
Thank you Ray!
From:
Janet Rohn
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So sorry to hear of his passing...I worked with Raymond at Tate Cheese and always enjoyed his sense of humor...RIP
From:
Dean and Diane Westfall
Valley City, IL
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Dean and I will sure miss you Raymond. You have been a good friend to Dean and I for many years. Rest in peace dear friend. 💔
From:
JD Wilcox
Griggsville, IL
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RIP Ray
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Marcia Triplett
Pittsfield, IL
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I worked with Ray for years at Illini. He took pride in his work, and always the first to say he’d bring food when we had carry-ins. His sloppy joes were the best.
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Cherie Emerick
Pittsfield, IL
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Ray was a longtime co-worker and a good friend. I will miss our late night talks and all of the fun times we had at Illini. He was always so thoughtful to clean the snow and ice from my car in the winter and loved when I would cook and bring a little extra for his break. I loved hearing him talk about his family and going to the races. He was truly a special friend and I miss him.
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Kathy
Pittsfield, IL
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Raymond was a hard working, caring, fine gentleman. I enjoyed talking to him at work at Illini. He is missed by his Illini Family.
From:
Robin Hobson
Griggsville, IL
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Rest in peace Ray Ray. You will be missed by many. Hope you are having a cold one with Steve.
From:
Michele
Griggsville, IL
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Sorry to hear of Ray passing. He was always a great one to chat with at the hospital. We had many early morning chats. RIP Raymond
From:
Estella Zilic
Griggsville, IL
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Very sorry to hear his passing. Will keep him in my prayers
From:
Jane Thomas
Pittsfield, IL
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Rest in peace Raymond. You were always such a hard worker, and always remember you and Nancy on our night shifts! Much love!