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Jackie Lee "Jack" Bumpus

November 5, 1942 - August 18, 2019

Jackie Lee Bumpus was born November 5, 1942 in Italy, Texas to Walter Wyatt Bumpus and Edith Lou Word Bumpus. He married Roberta Emilie Henninger on August 19, 1969 in Hillsboro, Texas. He passed away at his home on August 18, 2019 at the age of 76.

Jack was a graduate of Italy High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from North Texas State University in Denton. He began his lifelong service in education teaching science and coaching in Itasca and Hillsboro. Later he was a drivers education instructor for Region 10 Education Service Center in Richardson covering the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, and Rockwall. His final two years of education were spent teaching science at H. Grady Spruce High School in Dallas. He received the James M. Standifer Teacher of the Year Award in 1989 by TDTSEA.

Jack had a passion for buying, selling, and trading cars. He also loved to garden. Jack never met a stranger and could talk and share stories with almost anyone. He attended Luella First Baptist Church. Jack was a board member for the Southeast Grayson Senior Center. Jack was greatly loved and will be missed.

Jack is survived by his wife of 50 years, Roberta Bumpus of Tom Bean; son, J’Lee Bumpus (Jessica) of McKinney; grandchildren, K’Lee, Ellie, and Joshua; brothers, Donald Ray Bumpus (Peggy) of Waxahachie, Tony Major Bumpus of Beggs, Oklahoma, and Larry George Bumpus of Milford; 11 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held 10AM Friday, August 23, 2019 at Luella First Baptist Church. Pastor Bobby Hawkins will officiate and Al Ellis will provide the music. Pallbearers will be Brian Bumpus, Larry George Bumpus, Jr., David Henninger, Steven Henninger, Jonathan Macon, and Andy Genzel. Interment will follow at White Mound Cemetery, Sherman, Texas. A visitation will be held 6-8PM Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Whitewright, Texas.

The family would like to thank all of his caregivers at Medical City Dallas and those with Home Hospice of Grayson County.

Memorials may be made to the Lucile Teague Library, P. O. Box 659, Tom Bean, TX 75489 or to the White Mound Cemetery Association, 1753 FM 902, Sherman, TX 75090.

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Dear Roberta, I am sorry to find out about Jack. I have never forgotten your and his kindness to me and my family in the mid 1980s, when I was the choir director at Tom Bean Methodist Church for almost a year. Sincerely, Geoff Kern Geoffrey Kern, February 16, 2020 We are praying for you. Ken and Pat Weber, August 22, 2019 I was a grade ahead of Jackie at IHS. My condolences to Jackie’s family. Margaret Ann (Feaster) Epperson, August 21, 2019 Roberta, I was so sorry to hear about Jack. You were always a great friend when I started my first year of teaching Home Economics at Tom Bean back in 1977. Rhonda Childs Woods, August 21, 2019 Jack, you have touched our past, present, and future. Being co-grandparents with you and Roberta has been an honor and a huge blessing from above. We have shared some wonderful memories over the years. From Texas to North Carolina and back, we have rejoiced seeing our children and grandchildren grow in wisdom, strength, knowledge, but above all in love. We will miss you for now brother Jack. Til we meet in eternity I will love our families and pray them up til we see you again. Thank you for being an excellent CO-GRANDPARENT.
paula.macon7@gmail.com, August 21, 2019 Please accept my condolences. Janetta Janetta Morris, August 21, 2019 Roberta so sorry for your loss. Try and find comfort in knowing that others care. You will miss him. Mary McGill, August 21, 2019 Jackie was the older brother of my classmate, Tony (class of '64), at Italy Schools. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He certainly had a tremendous career as a long-time educator. We had some amazing teacher in our little school for whom I will always be grateful. Peace and prayers to the family. Lynn Anna Lynn Doyle Stockman, August 21, 2019 So sorry to hear this. Prayers for you and your family.
Donna Wormsbaker , August 21, 2019 Jackie Lee Bumpus, You ("Italy"), Joe Alexander ("Little Joe') and I ("Termite"). all three of us were Geezle (fraternity) Brothers & running buddies at NTSU (1961-67) We had some unforgettable times together that I will always cherish. I thank you for being such a wonderful Friend and Brother! RIP Love, Carrol (Termite) Montgomery cbmontgomery@verizon.net, August 20, 2019 Patty and I are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Mr Bumpas was a good man who we loved. And will miss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pamela Wilson, August 20, 2019 Roberta and family, praying that you have comfort at this time. Jack was a wonderful person, I have so many memories with him. I will never forget drivers education with him. Love y’all, David & Glynda Hayes
David Hayes, August 20, 2019 Prayers and condolences from the Kingston family. Chuck Kingston, August 20, 2019 I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for all. Marsha Sprowl, August 20, 2019