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Troy Samuel Sumter

April 24, 1930 — July 21, 2022

Service for Troy S. Sumter will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Claremore Assembly of God Church, burial will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 26, from 2pm-8pm, with family receiving visitors from 6pm-8pm. Troy passed away at his home on July 21, 2022. He was 92.

Troy Samuel Sumter was born April 24, 1930 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Johnie Andrew and Elta Grace (Mannon) Sumter. He received his education from Sequoyah with the class of 1948, later he joined the Army and served his country during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, Troy returned to Claremore and on July 11, 1954 he married Marjorie Jones and the couple made their home in Claremore.

Troy's work career began at Ware House Market Grocery, he later worked for a time at Otasco, before landing a manager’s job at Humpty Dumpty Grocery. After 17 years Troy bought a grocery store in Claremore, East Side Grocery, and along with Marjorie, operated it until the early 90's. He also worked at Giant Discount Foods in Tulsa.

When Troy wasn't hard at word, he enjoyed watching stock car racing, the OU Sooners, and the Dallas Cowboys. He also did a little woodwork and helped with Marjorie's ceramics. Troy kept his yard looking like a park, but his family was most important to him and he loved spending time with, especially those grand and great grandchildren. He was the world’s greatest connoisseur of deserts and probably knew every dad joke ever told.

Those family members that survive include his children Kevin Sumter, DeLinda Alonso and Marty Hanna, and Mark Sumter and wife Shelly; his grandchildren Ryan Alonso and wife Amy, Amber Nissen and husband Jared, Kristen Holland and husband Josh, Drew Sumter, Matthew Sumter, and Katie Sumter; his great grandchildren Breanna Nissen, Troy Nissen, Kai Holland, Jude Holland, Jett Holland, Addison Alonso, Samuel Alonso, and Emma Alonso; his sisters Loretta Evans, Mary Etta Thurman, and Johnie Sue Scott and husband Ron; his sister-in-law Joyce Jones and many nieces and nephews. Troy was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marjorie, sisters-in-law Louise Clark, Marguerite Lane, brothers-in-law Fred Thurman, Eddie Evans, Kenny Jones, Gerald Jones, and Gene Jones.
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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

MMS - Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service

102 W 5th St, Claremore, OK 74017

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Oakhaven Memorial Gardens

801 S. Normal Ave.

, Valley Park, OK 74017

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