RICHMOND , Va. - Kenneth Lee Gumm, 83, passed away on December 12, 2015 at the McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, VA. He was born on July 4, 1932 in Parkersburg, WV to the late Durward and Dora (Powell) Gumm. At the age of 6 months, he went to live with his grandparents, Dallas and Euna Gumm who raised him. He graduated in 1950 from Lawrence High School in Dart, OH. He entered the Army in December, 1951 and was discharged in November, 1953. In May of 1954, he went to work for the FBI in Washington, D.C. and worked there until 1967 when he returned to Ohio. He worked in construction until 1974 when he went to work with the Treasury Department and retired in 1990. He enjoyed doing construction work, gunsmith work, mechanical work, carpentry work and various other jobs. He was a member of the Mormon Church, Masonic Order, Lifetime member of the DAV, American Legion Post #192 in Augusta, GA. He loved to hunt and fish, travel, research genealogy and work on old cars. On June 10, 1951, he married Bessie Whitney Gumm who survives him. He is also survived by two daughters; Karen Farris and Kathy (David) Hodsden; one sister, Dolores (Larry) Rake; three brothers, Richard Arlen(Judy), Robert (Ardena) and Ronald (Beth) and one sister-in-law, Marjorie Gumm; seven grandchildren, Felicia and David Brookover, Windy, James, Kenneth and Joseph Hodsden, Brandon Hunt, 20 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, a son, Kenneth L. Gumm; a daughter, Norma Jean Gumm; a granddaughter, Alicia Hunt; two brothers, Harold Lester and Durward G. Gumm Jr. and a son-in-law, Jimmy Farris. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel. Burial to follow in Hills Church Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Dec. 15, 2015