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Marcus W. Plumpton

March 12, 2017

Marcus W. Plumpton, 96, of Watertown passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Samaritan Keep Home. There will be no services, as per his wishes, and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown

He was born in Clayton on August 21, 1920, son of Charles A. and Anna E. Austin Plumpton. He was a graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy and Manlius Military School. A marriage to Mary Frances McGarry ended in divorce.

On September 4, 1942 he entered the US Army. He served in Luzon, New Guinea, and Southern Philippines. Marcus received the World War II Victory, American Service, Asiatic-Pacific Service and Good Conduct Medals and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal on January 27, 1946.

After his service to his country, he and his siblings continued the business at Plumpton Chevrolet, and he retired as part owner. He also worked as a security guard for Burns Security. He was a member of the Black River Valley Club and enjoyed reading and playing cards.

Marcus is survived by his son, Marcus W. "Mickey" Plumpton and companion, Kathy Shelmidine, and daughter, Marcia A. DeJourdan, all of Watertown; three grandchildren, Brian and Scott Files and Molly DeJourdan, two great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. His grandson, Michael DeJourdan, great grandson, Kentin Davis, two brothers, Kenyon A. and Wesley Plumpton, and his sister, Elsie Poppleton, died before him.

Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#29 Frank Coleman 2017-04-15 02:00
Mickey, Sorry to hear of your dad''s passing. Always remembered him as a very nice guy. my prayers are with you. Sincerely, Frank Coleman
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#28 Patrick Belden 2017-03-25 06:13
Mick and Marcia,
Sorry for your loss. Will never forget the days on Park Drive
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#27 Judy Northrop 2017-03-15 09:21
So sorry about your dad. He was a great man with a smile on his face always. God bless.z9
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#26 Peter & Ginger Poppl 2017-03-15 09:00
So sorry for your loss. He was one great man. Have many fond memories of him. Feeling your loss. Peter
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#25 george bearup 2017-03-14 22:10
Mick, I knew your Dad before I knew you.I delivered the Watertown Times to Plumpton Chevrolet. I could always count on a big tip at Christmas time. What a great
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#24 Tim Drake 2017-03-14 21:22
Sorry for your loss
Crack Lite
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#23 Wynn Burkard 2017-03-14 20:58
Sorry, Mickey. By all accounts, your father was a lovely man and devoted father. He will be well remembered.
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#22 Nic Darling 2017-03-14 20:00
Marcia & Mickey, I'm so sorry to read of the passing of your Dad. He was a class act and a true gentleman. I remember you all living on the Park Circle and going to your house to play as kids, He was always so nice to all of us and always seemed to have a smile on his face. May he Rest I n Peace.....Nic
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#21 Nancy Plumpton Gardn 2017-03-14 18:28
Marcia and Micky. I so sorry to hear of your fathers death. Even though we know it will happen, it still leaves a hole in our lives.
Right now I am in SC and won't be home till May. I will be praying for you.
Love and prayers, your cousin Nancy
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#20 Mike Jeziorski 2017-03-14 18:24
Hello Mickey,
My condolences for your loss. Its always hard to lose someone who is so close to you. You and Marcia are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mike da Libraian
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