Delvin Ray Lumpkin
Delvin Ray Lumpkin of Richmond, VA passed away peacefully from this earth on July 21, 2021. He was surrounded by the love and comfort of his cherished family.
Delvin was born on April 6, 1951 in Oklahoma City, OK, to Marvin and Edith Lumpkin.
Delvin loved hard, worked hard and played hard. On January 6, 1984 Delvin married Linda Joann Ryan and he spent 37 years as a loving, devoted, adventurous husband, father and grandfather. Delvin and Linda met and began building their life together in their hometown of Tulsa, OK, moving in 1989 to Richmond, VA. There they raised their family, creating a beautiful home and life together. His love and devotion for this family was unending. When it came to his wife and children, they always came first. He loved his work and was blessed to work alongside all his children. Spending most all his time with his kids both at work and at play. He adored playing with his 6 grandkids as well. Teaching yet another generation of Lumpkins how to have fun and love life. His work ethic and drive were incredible.
Delvin was the Owner/Operator of Central Concrete, Inc. of Midlothian, VA. He loved and took great pride in building a business that sustained himself, Linda, all his children and their families and eventually would employ 50+ employees. He was able to take comfort in the fact that he built a business that will provide for his family long after he was gone. He loved to have fun! He loved Life!! Whether it was Gambling at the Casino (he loved it and was pretty skilled/lucky!), golfing with his buddies, riding motorcycles or 4 wheelers, skiing, fishing, camping, boating, you name it, he loved it. He was always up for anything.
Everyone loved Delvin. He was always fun, the life of the party, and he made everything a party. He had such a quick wit and great sense of humor (sometimes shockingly inappropriate!). He loved to kid around with humor that would elicit a bit of shock and always a smile, just to see the look on people's faces. He was kind, giving, always willing to help.
Delvin's love and laughter will live on in the hearts and memories of his family and friends. Delvin was a unique person, one of a kind. He will be extremely, deeply, overwhelmingly missed.
Delvin was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Leroy Lumpkin; brother, Melvin Jay Lumpkin and infant daughter, Chelsea Shae Lumpkin. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Joann Ryan Lumpkin; his mother, Edith Louise Boyd Lumpkin; four sons, Shaun Delvin (Jaime), Jason Russell, (Sabrina), Ryan Lee (Kailynn) and Logan Ray Lumpkin (Alissa Marie); his daughter, Alyssa Dawn Lumpkin; and his six grandchildren, Aisley Rae, Tyler Lane, Kendall Grace, Nolan Anthony, Skylar Blake and Colson Ray Lumpkin.
Services for Delvin Lumpkin will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA 23113 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, pancan.org/donate
Published by Tulsa World on Aug. 1, 2021.