Edward Lee Cumpston, 72, of New Milton, WV, departed this life on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at his residence, following a courageous battle with cancer.

   Ed was born November 28, 1948 in New Milton, WV (Avon Community) a son of the late James “Rex” and Virginia “Fern” (Nicholson) Cumpston.  He was a graduate of Doddridge County High School with the class of 1967.  Following high school, Ed earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Glenville State College and later his master’s degree in education from West Virginia University.   Ed began his career as an educator in Front Royal, VA.  He then moved back to Doddridge County and taught English at Doddridge County High School. Ed then worked in administration serving as principal of Doddridge County High School, Cairo Middle School, and Pennsboro High School.  He then became superintendent of Doddridge County Schools before retiring as the maintenance and transportation director for Doddridge County Schools. 

   Ed was a Bible believing, Bible obeying, Christian man who taught Sunday school and led Bible studies for many years.  Ed also had a passion for farming.  He greatly enjoyed working on his “Gentle Giant” Farm being around his Belgium horses and working his land.  Ed also had a great love for his grandchildren who he cherished dearly and had quite the sweet tooth. 

   He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Connie Davidson Cumpston; his sons, James Bradford Cumpston (Marcie) of Morgantown, WV; Aaron David Cumpston (Maria) of Morgantown, WV; Jared Lee Cumpston (Amy) of Morgantown, WV; step children, Chris Davidson of Hanging Rock, OH; Tracey Boggs (Scott) of Ironton, OH; Andrea Davidson of Hanging Rock, OH; his beloved grandchildren, Lakyn Davidson; Logan and Gavin Boggs; Rylan Jenkins; Kelan Davidson; Rebecca, Rachel, and Brady Cumpston; sister, Trannis Smith (Ronald) of Williamstown, WV; brother, Dave Cumpston (Debbie) of Parkersburg, WV, and his loving nieces, nephews, and friends. 

   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Kathy Elaine (James) Cumpston in 1995 and his brother, James Cumpston. 

   In accordance with Ed’s wishes, private services for immediate family will be held at the convenience of the family.  McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro, WV is assisting the family with the arrangements.

   Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mcculloughraiguel.com     

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