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Bill Schumpert

July 27, 1928 — August 14, 2017

Funeral Services at First Baptist Church, Lawton, OK, Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Bro. Joe Sanders officiating and Bro. Lynn Bellamy assisting under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters, OK. Interment in the Walters Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hart-Wyatt. Memorial Donations can be made to First Baptist Church, 501 SW B Ave., Lawton, OK 73501.


Billy Don Schumpert was born to G.H. and Hazel (Long) Schumpert on July 27, 1928 at Grandfield, OK and departed this life in Lawton, OK on August 14, 2017 at the age of 89 years and 18 days.


Bill grew up southwest of Grandfield, attending school at Fort Auger and Grandfield before finishing his last 3 semesters at Chattanooga High School, graduating in the Class of 1946. He then attended and graduated from Cameron College in 1948 before joining the United States Army that year. His foreign service included time in Japan and Korea from 1949-1952. Upon his return home, he attended and graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Southwestern in 1954.


On August 6, 1954, he married Sue Jean Cavness at First Baptist Church, Hollis, OK. That same month he began his career in education, coaching football and teaching science at Anadarko, then to Pernell, Velma-Alma and Walters. In 1958, he completed his master’s degree from OU and eventually worked in administration, first as a high school principal at Walters and then served as school superintendent at Chattanooga. He then worked for the State Department of Education as an auditor for a few years before retiring.


Bill was also engaged in farming and ranching from 1962 to the present. He enjoyed playing golf and he loved watching all of his grandkids sports. Through the years you could say he was a fulltime basketball fan of Carnegie and Anadarko. He and Sue also enjoyed traveling during retirement. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lawton.


He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Betty Washburn and Jean Doughty; and a nephew, Mike Doughty.


Survivors include his wife, Sue, of the home; 4 sons, Dr. Don Schumpert, Jr. and wife Ginny of Poteau, OK, David Schumpert and wife Pamela of Walters, Doug Schumpert and wife Christy of Anadarko, and Dr. Mark Schumpert and Jackie Rawlins of Grove, OK; his brother and sister-in-law, G.H. Schumpert, Jr. and Judy of Lawton; a sister-in-law, Barbara Brinkman of Altus, OK; 9 grandchildren and spouses, Samuel Schumpert, Leah Callahan and Tony, William Schumpert, Sarah Lum and Justin, Lindsey Schumpert, Kristin Daugherty and Hayden, Blake Schumpert, McKinsey Schumpert and fiancé Troy Reddoch, and Kelsey Schumpert; 7 great grandchildren, Lettie and Hadley Schumpert, Merritt Lum, Crue Shortt, Desi, Mady and Haven Brown; many other relatives and a host of former students and friends.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel

202 East Colorado Avenue, Walters, OK 73572

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church, Lawton

501 Southwest B Avenue, Lawton, OK 73501

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