George Eldon Bump, Sr.

March 05, 1941 ‒ June 06, 2017

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

George Eldon Bump, Sr., age 76, of Marion and formerly of Delaware, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at his home, surrounded by family.

He was born March 5, 1941 in Marysville to Eldon H. and Avenell (Ward) Bump.  At a young age, he and his family moved from New Dover to Delaware where they operated a family owned pool hall and carryout.

With a love for the outdoors, he could often be found hunting, fishing, or gardening. He was a former member of The Hardin County Coon Hunter’s Club.

A huge sports fan, he enjoyed watching horse racing, his Michigan Wolverines and Cleveland Browns, boxing, baseball, and bowling.  He appeared on television twice, once on American Bandstand dancing, and again by competing in a bowling championship. He also entered and won numerous demolition derbies and loved to play pool.

He also loved to cook and was most famous for his homemade spaghetti.

In his earlier years, he worked for Twin River Concrete, and Gibson Flowers in Delaware, and later retired from Whirlpool Corporation after 26 years.  While at Whirlpool, George formed a bowling team which he proudly named Bump’s Bumpers.

He was definitely a family man and loved making memories, not just with his own children, but also with his nieces and nephews on family outings. He had a huge heart, and was always eager to help anyone in need. His quick comebacks and love for having a good time are two characteristics that will always be remembered…there was never a dull moment.

He will be deeply missed by his four children, Debbie (Tim Friend) Howard, Kellie Bump, and Sherry Long, all of Marion, and George (Jennifer) Bump Jr., Delaware; grandchildren, Rob (Melissa) Howard of Dublin and Kaylyn Howard, Marion.  Additionally, he is survived by siblings, Denny Bump of Delaware, Edward Bump, Mount Gilead, Vickie Bump, and Lena (Joseph) Gorka, Lexington, along with his nieces, nephews and countless friends. He will also be sadly missed by his first wife, Eloise Bump; and second wife, Karen Bump, both of Marion, whom he continued to be friends with.

George was greeted at the Gates of Heaven by his parents and brother, James Curtis Bump.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to any organization the donor may choose in honor of George.

Calling hours will be held from 5-8 pm Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Cornerstone Alliance Church, 2010 Marion-Marysville Road in Marion. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, June 9, 2017 at Cornerstone Alliance Church. Burial will follow at Mill Creek Cemetery in Ostrander.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve George’s family.  Online condolence may be expressed by visiting

  • sorry to hear of georgs passing , we hve known him for a long time our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • George would always call me his great white hope. He was my #1 boxing fan. I would always talk to George on my many long road trips. I will greatly miss those talks with that great man. You will always be in my heart George. I will see him soon enough in heaven. Love you George.
    Joe Rayburn

  • George was a blessing. Back when my Granny was alive, and going through her chemo treatments, George would take her to her appointments. He would pick her up in the morning, and wouldn’t get her back until late at night. They called his their windshield time.. They didn’t have any cares, just 2 friends having a good time. When you went somewhere with George, you had nothing but time. Never in a rush.
    I remember times when George would come over, ever since I was a kid, he greeted me with a hand shake. George used to take me fishing, he loved to fish. I was with George the 1st time I ever caught a catfish, he had to take it off the hook for me cause I didn’t know how. George was an amazing friend to all those in my family, HE WAS FAMILY TO US ! Thoughts and prayers for his family. He will greatly be missed. RIP BUDDY and tell Granny hi for us while you 2 are having that windshield time

  • Gonna miss you George. Like you said all the fun we had over the years the law couldn’t take it from us. Love you Buddy
    Matt Smith

  • So sorry to hear of George’s passing, My parent’s , Don & Helene Bachelor were neighbors and friends of George and his Mom & Dad and the rest of the family when we lived on Joy Ave, they lived on the corner of Smith & Joy Ave. back in the late 50’s and early 60’s, I used to play with his younger brother & sister Denny & Sissy (Lena). M prayers are with the family at this time.

  • I will miss George greatly. He always loved to sit and drink iced tea with me. And he would always bring up the blackberry pie I made him, said it was the best. He would also remind my husband all the time that I was a keeper. He spent a lot of time with my kids, Russell and Jess when they were growing up and continued to keep up with them as the grew into adults. He even got to know my son’s daughter Abbie who always called him Bumpy and will miss him greatly. RIP. Love you.

  • I will surly miss George. Especially his late night calls to me where we would talk for hours about the old days. Times when we went roller skating, playing cards with my parents and just all the fun we use to have. I have known George since we were teenagers. He even lived with my family for a couple years. I remember my Mom waking George and my brother Marvin up in the morning by playing the record reveille rock. He was always full of fun. A great guy to be with. I loved him like a brother. RIH my dear friend till we meet again.

  • So sorry to hear about your dad ,. Many memories hanging out with you and your dad ,. Remembering the time at villA Nova in high Street eating …He kept ordering us bread sticks I was so stuffed,. Bringing us tomatoes or just riding along with you guys going places….He will be missed by many … So sorry ,, Pat Colwell & Chad Colwell

  • George was another brother. We grew up together in Delaware and later he moved in with us for awhile. We had a lot of fun all time.We never lost track of one another. He loved to mow our yard and stay here when we went away. He was the kindness most giving person all we had to do was ask if we needed anything. He has lots of people who love him. We will miss you George may you have peace . We will see you in heaven.

    Love Marv.and Nancy

  • George,was one of a kind. He will be missed by many. He was truly a blessing to all that knew him. A very giving man of his time and genuine caring spirit. George,tell my dad that damned hilligan Russell and my Mom Norma hello for me. RIP,good buddy.

  • So sorry to hear of Georges passing. I knew him for many years my thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was a good friend of me and my brother, Lynn. I will see him in Heaven

  • I knew George most of my life but haven’t seen him for a few years, but once you were friends with George, you were friends forever. He will be missed by a lot of people.

  • SO sorry for your loss. GEORGE was such a good friend to my kids .Rest in peace. THE RHODES FAMILY DAN CHRIS CRISSY AND JIMMY

  • So sorry for your loss. Was our neighbor for many years .George was such a good friend to Crissy and Jimy. thank you. Thank you rest in peace. The RHODES family

  • So sorry to hear of George’s passing. Even working around George was entertaining. Always enjoyed talking to George he was definitely one of a kind he had that laugh about him that was contagious. So sorry for the family’s loss.

  • Was a friend of mine for all most all my life I would shoot pool at his dad’s pool hall till his father’s death. Which I deeply miss. Now I will miss George. My family Sends our love to yours. Rev: 21:3and 4 has given us much encouragement. Our love from Dallas Phelps and family.

  • Sherry and family I was saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Praying for you.