BESSEMER CITY - Robert "Bob" Bumgardner, 83, exchanged his citizenship from Bessemer City to his citizenship of eternal rest and peace in his heavenly home on March 10, 2014.
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He was born Aug. 6, 1930, in Gaston County, to the late Livingston J. and Edna Ramsey Bumgardner.
Bob attended the "old" West School in Bessemer City. His greatest achievement was his love of his wife, being a great daddy and raising his family in a Christian home. He was the most loving, devoted husband you could ever wish for, a protective, dependable and caring Daddy. He was truly a treasure to his family. Bob was also an active and long-standing member of the Bessemer City Church of God. He held many positions in the church, including but not limited to: Sunday school superintendent, substitute teacher for Sunday school classes, assisted the ladies "Will-ing Workers" by delivering chicken plates. He was also a devoted church custodian for around 40 years. Bob's love for sister Greenway and sister Mack was shown by his home visits and providing them with transportation to and from church.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Puckett Bumgardner; daughters, Madith Denise McGee and husband Victor of York, SC, Dawn Greene and husband Chip of Gastonia; brother, Charles Bumgardner and wife Violet of Bessemer City; grandchildren, Robert and Andrew McGee, Patrick and Parker Greene; niece, Diane Young; nephews, Steve and Alan Bumgardner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Margaret Williams and her husband Hubert.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.
Bob's homecoming celebration will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bessemer City Church of God with the Revs. Harold Ashe, Don Capell and Riley Puckett officiating.
Interment will follow at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City.
Memorials may be made to Bessemer City Church of God, 701Gastonia Hwy. Bessemer City, NC 28016.
To offer condolences, please visitwww.siskbutler.com.
Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.
Sisk-Butler Funeral Home
PO Box 366
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 12, 2014