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Omer Dean Kumpe, Jr., age 75

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


  • Bro. Ray Smith Posted September 21, 2023 1:12 PM

    O. D. Was a great guy and brother in the Lord
    During our more than ,4 years at Covered in the Blood church we would go on Mondays to western sizzling to eat. Many times we talked more than eat and would be there a long time
    Oh the stories he could tell. But much of our talk was about Jesus. He loved the Lord and his family. We know he’ll be missed. Rest in peace dear brother till we meet again.

  • BHTC/Cabot Posted September 21, 2023 4:00 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Baptist Health Therapy Center/Cabot

  • Linda Posted September 21, 2023 5:01 PM

    OD was a very special man. He was always making people at church smile and laugh, playing his cane like a guitar 😊. He would always try and encourage others no matter what he was facing. He was one of a kind. I have so many wonderful memories. I miss u so much brother

  • Teresa Craig Posted September 21, 2023 8:28 PM

    So very sad to hear of Dean’s passing. Always enjoyed visiting with him at the flower shop.
    He will be missed. Prayers for your family.

  • Lesha Posted September 22, 2023 9:54 AM

    Aw! Rip- OD A person that was AWESOME AND KIND! He alway shared them smiles and gave them hugs! We going Miss you!

  • Mack Jones Posted September 22, 2023 12:00 PM

    OD was a good friend and an even better person, I will miss him.

  • Tracey Perkins Posted September 22, 2023 1:56 PM

    I worked with OD at Road & Bridge. He always had us laughing. His stories were the best. Will miss him. Heaven is rolling with laughter. God Bless

  • Mike Carter Posted September 22, 2023 5:09 PM

    Friend, May You Rest In Peace, Thank You For Your Service. As Vietnam Veteran. 🙏🇺🇲

  • Bill Peresta Posted September 22, 2023 11:44 PM

    I have fond memories of OD throughout our Fuller HS days. He was a kind and gentle spirit, and had an infectious laugh and a positive outlook despite a number of things he had to deal with. He will be missed by many, I am sure!

  • Nina Kumpe Rival Posted September 23, 2023 11:14 AM

    My brother was a unique person who managed his sufferings with a grace only God could give. I will miss his child like sense of wonder, his love of the old West and the memories of childhood spent riding stick horses. Most of all I will miss his phone calls that always ended with my same sentiment; goodbye and God go with you!

  • Anice clay Posted September 25, 2023 8:59 PM

    Yes he Was a God fearing man yall Call him OD KUMPE but I call him Get Up Because He would Always Get back up When He Was sick But not this time He Hear the Savior saying you Fought A good Fight And Was Faithful over A few thing Come on up Get up Your Work Is Done Here on This Side

  • Anice Clay Posted September 25, 2023 9:26 PM

    Rest in peace Get Up

  • Anice clay Posted September 25, 2023 9:52 PM

    Peace my Brother God Peace

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