Marcus W. Plumpton

March 15, 2017

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Marcus W. Plumpton, 96, of Watertown, NY, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Samaritan Keep Home. 

There will be no services, as per his wishes.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

Born Aug. 21, 1920, in Clayton, NY, a 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 Sept. 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 Jan. 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 a 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 a sister, Elsie Poppleton, died before him.

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Information provided by Cummings Funeral Service and, Watertown