William S. "Bill" Bumpus Jr.

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William S. "Bill" Bumpus Jr.

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL: William S. "Bill" Bumpus Jr., age 87, of Saint Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Mansfield and Mount Vernon, died Friday February 8, 2013 at the Northside Hospital in Saint Petersburg.

Bill was born January 12, 1926 in Mount Vernon to William S. Bumpus Sr. and Goldie (Atkinson) Bumpus. He served with the United States Army during World War Two. Bill retired from General Motors in Ontario, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Judith (Chantler) Bumpus; son, Frank Bumpus of Johnson City, Tennessee; daughters, Kathleen "Kathy" Yates of Hickman, Kentucky and Christeen "Chris" Mullins of Portsmouth; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Besides his parents Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Bumpus; son, Steve Bumpus; brothers, Darrell Bumpus and John F. "Jack" Bumpus; and sister, Mary Belaver.

Friends may call Tuesday February 12, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1pm and burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow at Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the or the .

To send a private online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of William S. "Bill" Bumpus Jr.

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Published in the News Journal on Feb. 12, 2013
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