Nicholas Sumpter | Obituary | The Stillwater Newspress
Nicholas Kent Sumpter, 39, of Stillwater, died January 25, 2023. He was born February 13, 1983 at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico to Kenneth Sumpter and Diane (Langham) Sumpter.
Growing up in an Air Force family, Nicholas lived in different places and enjoyed family adventures that gave him many unique experiences. However, his home was always the family farm in Oklahoma, where he felt most comfortable. Nicholas was active in the Church growing up and was active in his church youth group. He also loved being in the water, spending summers by the pool and participating in the high school swim team. More recently, he passed on his skills by teaching swimming lessons and working as a lifeguard. Nicholas was known for his friendliness and willingness to help or offer a word of encouragement.
After graduating from Enid High School, he attended Northwest Oklahoma State and later received his associate’s degree from Northern Oklahoma College. He was currently a student at Oklahoma State University (OSU) pursuing a degree in theater. Nicholas was passionate about acting and had a fondness for the performing arts. He was a versatile actor with a talent for bringing a wide range of characters to life. He excelled in comedy, drama and everything in between, showing his range and skill on stage. Well known in the local theater community, he has appeared in theaters across Oklahoma, including the Gaslight Theater in Enid, the Town & Gown Community Theater in Stillwater, the Oklahoma State University Theater in Stillwater, and the Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park in Oklahoma City. He has also graced the stages of theaters in Tulsa and Kansas City, MO. He had an extensive acting career and appeared in many well-known productions. Some of his notable performances have been in productions of Harvey, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Guys and Dolls, The Importance of Being Ernest, A Comedy of Errors with Shakespeare in the Park, A Doll’s House. ,”, The Hound of Baskerville, The Kitchen Witches, Twelfth Night with Shakespeare in the Park, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Crucible, Intimate Apparel, Slapped!, and appeared even in an online production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. He brought his talent, dedication and creativity to every role, leaving a lasting impression on audiences and fellow actors alike. His passion, creativity, humor and talent for acting will always be remembered.
Nicholas’ two children, Eleanor and Henry, were a special part of his life. He loved sharing important parts of his life with them, taking them to places like the family farm where he would take them on all of his favorite adventures, be it fishing at the pond or a hike to the creek. He was happy to share with Eleanor and Henry what he loved most. He appreciated Eleanor’s energy and creativity and Henry’s kindness and curiosity. He was so proud of the people they become and always supported their individuality. He made sure they always knew how much he loved them.
Nicholas had spent the past few weeks reading the book of Matthew. A verse he highlighted:
Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
He is preceded in death by his sister Melissa Sumpter.
He is survived by parents Kenneth and Diane Sumpter, sister Tricia Hanska and family, children Eleanor Sumpter and Henry Sumpter, and wife Kim (Sumpter) Cox.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on February 4, 2023 at Oglesby Cemetery in Oglesby, Oklahoma.
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