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Roger Lewis Sump

Posted By Hall-Wynne On August 24, 2015 @ 1:29 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 28 Comments

Roger Lewis Sump, age 62, died at his home August 22, 2015.

Born in Detroit, MI, he was the son of Anne Haskins Sump and the late Dwyer Charles Sump. In addition to being a franchise owner of Pearle Vision Center for 30 years, Roger also served on the National Franchise Advisory Council and served as its president for two years. He was an avid golfer and attended Grace Lutheran Church.

Roger met Sally Austin in Charlotte. They married in Southern Pines in 1975. They recently celebrated 40 years together.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his sons, Captain Brian Sump (Ashley) of Minot, ND and Steven Sump of Durham; his twin brother, Michael Sump of Charlotte and his sister, Laura Bass (Craig) of Matthews, NC.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Brian Chestnutt officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Friday, August 28 at Hall Wynne Funeral Services, Durham.

Flowers are acceptable or contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

Arrangements for the Sump family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Services. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com


Condolences for the family of “Roger Lewis Sump”

Condolence from Jerry Gambill on August 24th, 2015 3:06 pm

To the Roger Sump family, our thought and prayers are with you now. Sally, you and Roger were such a blessing to our family. I recall the many great times that Roger and I had golfing, talking about golfing and planning to golf. We had a fun time saying “conditions (for golf) are favorably” because conditions were always favorable to golf for fanatics like Roger and me. God Bless you. Jerry and Sue

Condolence from Bill Lampley on August 24th, 2015 3:42 pm

Sally,

I am saddened to hear about Roger’s passing, but firmly believe he is now in a place where there is no suffering, only joy! You have exhibited what it truly means to love someone; and I know Roger’s life has been so much better because of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Billy Ray!

Condolence from Frankie griffin on August 24th, 2015 4:18 pm

Sally and your boys are in my prayers… Roger will be sorely missed by everyone and especially me. God is your comforter. ❤️Frankie. 3john2

Condolence from Rod and Carol on August 24th, 2015 5:03 pm

Sally and family. We are so sorry for your loss but believe Roger is in a better place now. We, however, will miss him very much. Our sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Rod and Carol

Condolence from Nancy Austin Snyder on August 24th, 2015 6:12 pm

I will miss Roger’s wry humor and friendly face. He fought very hard. Will never forget the last really fun time I had with him and you, Sally at my mom’s 90 the birthday party and sharing her passing with you two in the private dining room at Belle Meade. Susan reminded me if that one. Love you my backyard cousin!

Condolence from Sharon on August 24th, 2015 7:01 pm

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Lots of love sent your way!
Sharon

Condolence from Alan and Meg Franks on August 24th, 2015 9:05 pm

We are sorry to hear such sad news. You are in our prayers.

Condolence from Joyce Williams on August 25th, 2015 9:17 am

I never got to meet Roger but I know from Becky what a brave person he was. Becky shared many times about the love and devotion Sally had for Roger. I am sorry for your loss and sending prayers to the family.

Condolence from Amy Oliphant on August 25th, 2015 9:20 am

Sally and family. My deepest sympathy on your loss of Roger. I was glad to have you as neighbors and was looking forward to getting better acquainted. Praying for you all.

Condolence from Mary Davis Stephens on August 25th, 2015 11:45 am

Sally,
I am so sorry to read of your loss. Knowing you, I’m sure you were the light of his life. My thoughts and prayers will be coming to you.
Love and hugs,
Mary

Condolence from Mary on August 25th, 2015 11:49 am

my husband is a Roger!

Condolence from Deb sink on August 25th, 2015 2:06 pm

Dearest Sally, I so much admired your sweet husband, Roger. What a wonderful man! My prayers and thoughts are centered on you and your family. May you feel God’s love and peace at this time. Miss you, deb sink

Condolence from David Galloway on August 25th, 2015 5:12 pm

Roger is now at peace and at rest in our Heavenly Kingdom. I will miss him terribly. We had some great times together at Sharon Golf Club, the Greensboro Open, “The Valley Basketball Court,”South 21 Restaurant and others. He had the greatest head fake the Valley has ever seen and nobody could hook a drive with more roll than him. I know in my heart that he is teeing it up in Heaven with Legs, Harry, Joe, Pepper and the whole gang. Thank you for the memories Roger …. David

Condolence from Ted & Laura Meyers on August 25th, 2015 7:03 pm

Sally, Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I still remember the day I met you guys and Brian’s entry into the world. It’s hard to believe I have known you both for 32 years. Roger was such a wonderful husband, father and friend. We are so sorry for your loss. Love,Ted & Laura

Condolence from Beth Kennington on August 25th, 2015 7:38 pm

Sally,

My heart goes out to you, Brian and Steven. Having been in your position as a caregiver, it still isn’t easy when you know it is coming. We both lost our husbands at the age of 62. I still remember Roger and Don talking and playing golf together. You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this time. Love to you all!!!

Condolence from Tommy Batts on August 25th, 2015 11:43 pm

To DaSumps,

I say it that way only cause I know it will be accepted for the fun in which it was intended. I was a friend of Rogers for 26 years, and to be introduced to him was to be his friend. I have not known anyone in my life that was as unassuming as Mr. Roger Sump. He was a great friend that would listen to your problems and if asked, would offer a solution. He was one of the good guys, and I shall miss him probably way more than I even realize. When I had the Pearle Vision in Greenville, I aspired to be as GOOD a store as Roger!! After hours sometimes he would call me when he closed, and rub it in that he was closed and I was still open!! Fun between friends!! Not enough time here to list all the good times I had with Roger and Sally, but rest assured they are treasured times that I will remember forever. The world has been diminished with his passing. Roger was one of those people that you can’t imagine the world without him in it. He was a dear, dear friend to me and my heartfelt condolences to Sally , Brian and Steven. Love you guys!! Roger’s memory will always bring a smile to my face.

Condolence from David Reiter , Regional Vice President, Pearle Vision on August 25th, 2015 11:55 pm

Roger will be missed by his friends here at Pearle Vision. His 30 years in our family has brought us much joy and smiles to the Pearle family. It truly was a privileged to have him in our lives.

Condolence from Sarah Still on August 26th, 2015 9:07 am

I wanted to let you know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

– Sarah

Condolence from David Abramson on August 26th, 2015 11:38 am

Dear Sally, Ann, Mike, Laura and family,
I am so sorry to hear this. Please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you.
Sincerely,
Dave Abramson

Condolence from Jim and Barb Lennox on August 26th, 2015 4:10 pm

Dear Sally and family,
It was my absolute pleasure being considered as a friend of Roger Sump….and I smile every time I recall him saying “Uncle Jimmie. ” I will miss Roger but I will never forget Roger. All our best.
As always
your friends
Jim and Barb Lennox

Condolence from Susan and Steve on August 26th, 2015 10:02 pm

Dear Sally, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will all miss Roger so much! My time working with you at Pearle Vision was a great experience and I treasure our continued friendship. Much love always, Susan

Condolence from Dave, Betty and Drew on August 27th, 2015 11:30 am

Sally, Brian, Steven and Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you celebrate Roger’s life and mourn his passing . We were blessed to know him, his kind nature and unassuming ways. He was an all-around Good Guy.

One of my treasured memories of Roger will be how I would always get a kick out of the way he would say “Mrs Dawe!” after I had said or done something that struck him as funny or what he thought was out of character for me. No one will ever call me Mrs Dawe in the same way.

Sal, Brian, Steven , may God bless you and hold you close and may your warm memories keep you comforted.

Love to you all

Dave,Betty and Drew

Condolence from Evelyn Yankana on August 28th, 2015 9:08 am

Roger fight the fight and ran the race with dignity ,knowing that our faithful God was in control. He and his family are special and very much loved. To Sally and the boys: Remember that God took care of us in the past and He will continue to take of us in the future. So, rejoice in His will and in His peace.

Blessings: Evelyn

Condolence from Joyce Dalgleish on August 31st, 2015 10:06 am

Sally,
Sending thoughts and prayers to you and the entire family. You have all been blessings to many in a lot of ways. A true champion Roger was, and that spirit will live in your hearts always.

Blessing of peace to you all,
Joyce Dalgleish

Condolence from Sandy Ray on August 31st, 2015 12:50 pm

Sally, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Roger was an inspiration to so many…will never forget his sense of humor and love for people. May God’s love and peace comfort you and your family!

Condolence from Mike, Ann, Sally and Family on August 31st, 2015 2:14 pm

Mrs. Sump, Sally and Mike,

Please accept the condolences of Chris and I for your loss. Roger was truly one of the most loving and kind souls God ever made. We enjoyed all of your friendships and great times together for many, many years. Golf has always been a center piece for our leisure time—-I am eternally grateful for the gift of this game given me by Roger and you, Mike. Sally, we have know you for many years and we all had many wonderful times together, especially as we all reared our own children. Mrs. Sump, your Roger was one of my best friends and I count myself very fortunate to be able to say so—-I bet that when we were adolescents we tried your patience often, but I can tell you Roger and Mike have both proven to be wonderful sons of the highest character full of love for all–they have you to thank for the inner peace that brings……

We are sad for Roger’s passing, but celebrate his life and have strong faith he is now home.

Mike and Chris Jones

Condolence from Michelle on August 31st, 2015 3:45 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time! May your memories stay close to your heart to carry you through the years. Good Bless you and your family.

Condolence from Betty England on August 24th, 2018 6:40 pm

To the Sump Family….Time has passed but so many times, Roger’s name comes up in conversation.
He is missed. Roger helped my son when he was in middle school and was doing a paper on the
eye. My son was so proud that a man he respected took the time to help him.
Be well, know that Roger was so proud of his boys, and so proud of his wife
Our love and our thoughts go out to you. God Bless. I just wanted you to know
that Roger Sump is remembered and missed.
The England Family.

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