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GORDON JUMP Sr.

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CAMDEN - Gordon Paulus Anthony Jump Sr., age 95, of Camden, Ohio, passed away the morning of July 18, 2014, at Hospice of Dayton. Born on Feb. 14, 1919, in Sheffield, England.

He was the son of the late Arthur and Ellen Jump. Gordon became a U.S. citizen and served for the U.S. Army during WWII in both the Philippines and the occupation of Japan and was a decorated member of the 44th Tank Battalion. He was a foreman/ lineman for Ohio Bell for 30 years, and also worked for 18 years for Deltona Schools in Florida. Gordon was a member of the American Legion Post 140 in Greenville, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

Gordon is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margaret Jump, whom he married Feb. 12, 1967; daughters Theresa King of Dayton, Ohio, Laurie (Doug) Matthews of Cookeville, Tenn., and Katherine (Gary) Obringer of Arcanum, Ohio: son Gordon (Kim) Jump Jr. of Daytona Beach, Fla.; stepson Roy (Vicki) Barton of Eaton, Ohio: grandchildren Julia (Jason) Strange of Newport, N.C., Rachel (Billy) Cline of Xenia, Ohio, Sarah Stephens of Arcanum, Ohio, Eva (Justin) Brewer of Pleasant Plain, Ohio, Dr. Andie (Jeremy) Quint of Columbus, Ohio, Erika Jump of Sicklerville, N.J.: Patrick Jump of Orlando, Fla., and Quinton Matthews of Cookeville, Tenn.; stepgrandchildren Melissa (Bobby) Sparks of Englewood, Ohio, and Michelle (J.C.) Niehoff of Camden, Ohio; along with 17 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call on the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens - 3377 US 35 - West Alexandria, Ohio. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Mel Musser presiding. Entombment will be in Miami Valley Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www. rlcfc.com.


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Published in The Daily Advocate from July 20 to July 21, 2014
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