TUSCALOOSA, ALA. - John Irvin Lumpkin, age 89, of Tuscaloosa, died Dec. 2, 2012, at Traditions Way at Capstone Village.
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Graveside services will be held noon Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012, at Lake City Cemetery in Lake City, S.C., with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing.
Survivors include his daughter, Debra Combs (Eugene), of Hartsville, Ohio; his brother, Dr. T. Riley Lumpkin (Jean), of Tuscaloosa; and loving nieces and nephews, Leah (Chip), Riley Jr. (Janna), Mary Lyman (Kenneth), and Cliff (Angela).
Mr. Lumpkin was born in Tuskegee, Ala., on May 21, 1923. He attended public schools there and later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Birmingham-Southern College and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Alabama. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Order Social Fraternity.
He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, including the landing on Iwo Jima while attached to the 23rd Regiment of the 4th Marines. After the war Mr. Lumpkin worked as a civilian for the U.S. Air Force at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia for more than 40 years.
While there he met and married Martha Rogers of Lake City, S.C. They made their home in Hampton, Va. After her death Mr. Lumpkin moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was a member of the Forest Lake United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Riley Lumpkin Jr., Cliff Lumpkin, Chip Hobart, and Kenneth Boone. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2012