Omer Dean Kumpe, Jr., age 75, of Cabot, Arkansas gained his Heavenly angel wings Monday, September 18, 2023, at Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on August 5, 1948, he was the son of the late O.D. Kumpe, Sr. and Mary Helen Horton Kumpe.
O.D. (also known as Dean by many) graduated from Fuller High School in 1966. He joined the U.S. Army with three other buddies and served our country in Vietnam from 1968-1970. In 1971, he began his thirty five-year career with Pulaski County Road and Bridge, retiring in 2006. O.D. had a never-ending wealth of stories about his days out in the county and always enjoyed meeting new people. He would lend a hand to anyone in need and was generous to a fault.
O.D. was a man of great faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and loved his small church, Covered in the Blood Ministries. He loved his girls (dogs), Dixie and Izzy, and enjoyed playing hide and seek with them. O.D. also was a devoted Razorback fan, win or lose, through thick or thin, he stood behind his Hogs! He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Nathan Dean.
Survivors include his wife of thirty-six years, Susan Mason Kumpe, of the home; two daughters, Marie Helen Greene and her husband Keith of Ward and Tiffany Diane Smith of Little Rock; one brother, Charles Kumpe and his wife Melissa of Little Rock; one sister, Nina Rival of Albuquerque, N.M.; two grandchildren, Austin Greene and Brittany Greene; three great grandchildren, Ahnnyah Greene, Nathan Greene and Nalah Greene all of Ward; one niece Angela and two nephews Tim and Aaron all of Albuquerque.
The visitation will be at 2pm Friday, September 22. A memorial service with Phillip Mealler officiating will follow at 3pm at A Natural State Funeral Service and Crematory, 2620 W. Main St., Jacksonville, AR., 72076. There will be no burial as cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cabot Animal Support Services, 2951 S. 1st St., Cabot, AR. 72023.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com