John Henry Cupit

Published 6:28 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Mr. John Henry Cupit died on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Claiborne County Nursing Home at the age of 82.

John was born on Aug. 24, 1936, to his parents, John Hirum Cupit and Corene Smith Cupit. He served in the Mississippi Army National Guard for six years; as Claiborne County Constable for eight years and as Deputy Sheriff on the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department for 27 years. He also worked for American Paper Tube for 20 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his horses. He was a member of Port Gibson Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 56 years, Bobbie Jean Cupit; sisters, Mamie Jackson, Sarah Music, Lola Walter and his brother, James Bud Cupit.

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He is survived by his brothers, Wallace Lee Cupit and Charles Pete Cupit; his sister, Catherine Sanders; brothers-in-law Carlton Turner and Garnet Turner and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson, with the Rev. Doug Hooks officiating. Burial will follow in Wintergreen Cemetery. Visitations will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. on Friday until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Cloy, Nick Cloy, A. J. Jackson, Jeff Roberts, Calvin Jackson and Freddy Yarbrough. Honorary pallbearers will be C. J. Cupit, Robert Florence, Greg Curtis and Dennis Staer.