• J. E. Hixson & Sons
    Lake Charles, LA
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Robert James Pumpelly 1919 - 2013
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Monday, January 21, 2013
This was a good man. I enjoyed working for him when I stayed with Mrs. Marie.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Mr. Glenn, I was so sorry of hearing of your dads passing. You probably don't remember me but, I started working for your company in your westlake store. Your family always treated their employees as family. I have fond memories of your father. He was a great man. I live in Arkansas now so this is the only way that I can show my respect. My prayers are with you and your family.
Brenda Redburn
Friday, January 18, 2013
I am so thankful I was on the Board of Trustees with Bob at Mid-America Christian University. It was a pleasure knowing him. I pray God will comfort all your hearts.
Friday, January 18, 2013
George and Suzanne Q Caldwell Sonnier
So sorry Jane, wish I could have been there. My health prohibited me from attending.

Much love to your Family, Suzanne Q Caldwell Sonnier
Friday, January 18, 2013
Jane, I just returned home from babysitting in Shreveport and read about your father's death. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family.
Sincerely, Susan and Darrell Morris
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Christian-Business Man-Pilot-Humanitarian

A person whose broad intellectual interest & Expertise Span different subject areas is defined as "Renaissance"
Thanks Bob for your interest 60 years ago in a bunch of Boys who love you for what you for us. We will Never Forget Our "Renaissance Guy"
Kernell Miller
Boys Village 1951-1955
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Bob and Vida, see you in Heaven where I will finally buy your meal since I owe you so many. Thanks for showing me what a "REAL" Christian Man is like.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Glenn, Sorry to hear about your father. You and your family are in my prayers! Les Lowery
Thursday, January 17, 2013
We knew Bob for many years. Never have we known a man with such a big heart and who epitomized the meaning of integrity so well. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our prayers go out to all of you.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Jane and Glenn - I'm sorry to hear of your father's death. Incredible gentleman who was a great Civic leader. If ya'll need anything just call at any time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
Scott Moffett
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
To the Pumpelly Family. I'm one of 4 Cottrell brothers that went to Boys Village in 1952. It was there that I met Mr. Pumpelly whom inspired us that you can be of great service through hard work and serving Almighty God. We had the pleasure to thank him in person at our Boys Village reunion on March 19. 2011. We pray for him and his family at this time and know we will see him in the future. Blessings to all!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
My love and prayers go out to Bob's family. He was such an important part of my life also. From my very early years Brother Pumpelly was a huge enfluence in my Christian life. He taught me Sunday School. He loved each one of the kids of Fourth Ave. Church of God as one of his own. We have lost a great man of God but I know he is rejoicing with so many in heaven. Jane and Glen I also want to say thank you for sharing your Dad with so many of us.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sending love and prayers to family ,, Bob was loved and respected by all... Coy and Linda Bennett
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
So sorry about your dad and grandfather passing away. All of you are in our prayers.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
So many memories flood my mind when I think of Bob. It was my great joy to serve as one of Bob's Associate Pastors in the 80's. I remember arriving early at the church building as Bob opened the doors and made the coffee. I appreciated his words of wisdom and friendship. Bob lived out Micah 6:8. He was a true Christ follower. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Thank you for sharing Bob with so many. Our lives are enriched.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I never met Mr. Pumpelly but get the sense he was a great man. Glenn, I am sorry for your loss.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
"It is evident when we read the obituary of Bob Pumpelly that we could exhaust our vocabulary trying to voice appreciation. While serving with him on the Board of Trustees at MACU in Oklahoma City our greeting to each other would be "Brother" in the endearing terms of those who follow Jesus Christ.
His wisdom in the decision making process was sound, his commitment to Christ and MACU very evident. His love for family an appropriate 'proud love'. My personal condolences to family, my final salute to "Brother Bob" is "Well done, faithful servant!" Frank Ramey, Senior Pastor St. Andrew Church of God, Camden, SC
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
So sad to hear of Mr. Pumpelly's passing. I have known him since I was a little girl. My Mom, Tracey Myrick, worked for the Pumpelly's for many years. He lived a long full life. One of my fondest memories is when him and Mrs Pumpelly attended my wedding. RIP Mr Pumpelly You will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I want to express my condolences to the family.
May he rest in peace with the Lord forever.

John Gobert
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
What a privilege to have known Bob, his remarkable christian witness, his generosity, his concern for others . In the forty years of going to Lake Charles to visit my mother-in-law, Bob would always visit Connie and I take us to dinner or invite us to his home. I have such admiration and respect for this wonderful christian businessman. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Pumpelly Family.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I worked for Mr. Pumpelly for about five years. I loved him and his family. They always treated you like family. I know he will be missed. My prayers are with his family. I live in Arkansas now so this is the only way I can show my respect.Respectfully Brenda Redburn
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
What a great Christian Man. Pat and I send our sincere sympathy to the family.
His life made a significant differnce.
Marvin and Pat Sanders
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
What a great man who will be missed by so many. From the time I met Bob at Fourth Avenue Church back in 1993 he treated me like family. He was so genuine and down to earth. While it is hard to see him go, I know he is rejoicing in his heavenly home.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I was very sorry to learn about Bob's passing. Although I never met Bob, I know his son and son-in-law. They are both great guys which I think says a lot about Bob. My condolences to the entire Pumpelly family.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
We have such fond memories of Bob and will cherish them always.
May God comfort his family,

Fannie Sue Heard & Becky Heard Fike
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Bob and I served together for several years on the MidAmerica University Board at times of great financial and leadership stress. I admired Bob's supportive and friendly demeanor in all the activities that brought srength to the University's future and knew him as a dedicated Christan churchman of outstanding conviction. I thank God for the privilige of working with him and knowing him as friend and fellow laborer in the Kingdom and I extend my sympathy and words of comfort to his loving family and dear friends. We will greet him soon in Glory! My service in World Service and in the Leadership Council of the Church of God extended my time of service with Bob and my appreciation of his love for the Lord!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Mr. Bob was one of the kindest, hardworking men I've met in my lifetime. He was truly a fine example of what God wants us to be, he shared his faith without ever having to say a word, because you could see he lived what he believed. He always had a smile and word of encouragement for you and I'll miss him greatly. My prayers are with each of you during this time.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
It's hard to know where to start or where to stop when writing of Bob Pumpelly. In my twenty-one years in Lake Charles, I came to know, respect and admire him greatly. In 1980 his sister in law, Willadene Rawley rendered significant support to my efforts to organize the Diocese of Lake Charles. It was largely through her and Vida Pumpelly, her sister, that Bob and I came to know each other.

Bob Pumpelly leaves a vast legacy behind him. We have lost a great man.

Dear Bob, may you rest in peace.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I grew up in Fourth Avenue Church of God, and Bob Pumpelly was an important part of my life and my family. We spent many days as youth in their pool and rides in his airplane. Thank you Bob for hauling all us kids to church camp every summer. Thank you for being a great Godly Man.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Bob was a man of faith and action. Only in eternity will we fully know of his impact on the lives of many in the ministry today. Blessings to Vida and the family.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Bob was practically a member of our family, and my Dad just thought the world of him. Dad (James Curtis) was probably there waiting to greet him so they could get caught up and tell a few more bad jokes! Rest, Servant of God, you have been faithful, and many men and women have been influenced by your compassionate heart.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I always enjoyed watching his face light up the sanctuary when I was singing a solo. We had some GREAT times in the choir and he was always opening his house/pool for any church/youth function! He was well respected by his church family and in the community and one of my mentor's. I'll miss him greatly but THRILLED for him! All of you are in my prayers!
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