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.