Dr. Ronald Leon Dumas
1936 - 2021
BORN
1936
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory
501 W Main St
Inverness, FL
The Service of Remembrance for Dr. Ronald Leon Dumas, age 85, of Inverness, Florida, will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Inverness with Dr. Byron Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Highlands, North Carolina. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM, Saturday at the church.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to the Dr. Dumas Scholarship, Citrus County Fair Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
He was born May 17, 1936 in Crystal River, FL, son of Morrow Brown and Louise (Burgess) Dumas and grew up on the family farm in Crystal River and graduated from Crystal River High School in 1954. He died September 11, 2021 in Inverness, FL. He attended the University of Florida and graduated from Auburn University in 1960. Dr. Dumas was a United States Air Force veteran. He owned Dumas Veterinary Hospital in Inverness for 36 years. Dr. Dumas was a member of First Baptist Church and the Inverness Kiwanis. He was active at the Citrus County Fair Association with both 4H and FFA and the Boys and Girls Club.
Dr. Dumas was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters: Eloise Strickland and Virginia Williams. Survivors include wife of 64 years, Marie Keener Dumas of Inverness, FL; a son, Ronnie (Annie) Dumas, 2 daughters: Gloria (Larry) Bishop and Debbie Smith; a brother, Brown Dumas; 2 sisters: Inez Tsacrios and Dinah (John) Williams; 5 Grandchildren: Shelby (Greg) King, Matthew Dumas, Jeremy Smith, Jenny Smith, and Joseph Dumas and a Great Granddaughter, Adalynn King.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Sep. 14, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
25
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
First Baptist Church of Inverness
FL
Sep
25
Service
2:00p.m.
First Baptist Church of Inverness
FL
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Doctor Dumas was a man with a lot of knowledge he loved to share his knowledge he was kind but strict and gave so many people his love and knowledge I am so blessed to have started out as a vet technician with Doctor Dumas in 1984 and worked with him up to the time he left the humanitarians I will always be blessed having him as a boss and a a friend God bless and blessings to the entire family
Lisa Lawson
September 17, 2021
I met Dr Dumas in 1968 when I worked on a Ranch. He asked me to help him that summer vaccinate equines for sleeping sickness in Sumter and Citrus counties. He drove to Oxford (what people call The Villages now) and pulled over at the 475/301 intersection and blew his horn 3 times. I was confused. Shortly farmers came leading horses, mules, donkeys and ponies from everywhere. We set up a table on his tailgate and vaccinated. It was like a tailgate equine party. I have so many memories of my days with Doc. He inspired me to go to college which helped me tremendously in life. He will be missed by so many people. My condolences to Marie, Debbie, Carolyn, and Ronnie and all of his extended family. Danny
Dan Armstrong
September 14, 2021
Deepest sympathies for you loss. I remember Dr Dumas very fondly from years in High School when we were in and out of the Dumas household. Then later when he was our Vet. Always compassionate and caring. Very supportive of the youth in our county. He will be missed. Sending prayers for comfort to the family.
Betty Ellis (Miller)
Friend
September 14, 2021
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