George W. Bumpus

August 20, 1930 ‒ July 11, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

George W. Bumpus, 89, of Mount Vernon passed away on Saturday morning, July 11, 2020 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.  He was born on August 20, 1930 in Mount Vernon to the late George H. and Juanita R. (Weider) Bumpus.

George honorably served his country in the Navy during the Korean War.   He retired from First Federal Bank where he was the Bank President for many years.  He was a member of the Mount Zion Lodge #9 F. & A.M. and the Fraternal Order of the Elks #140.

George is survived by his daughters, Vicki (Steve) Balazs of Mount Vernon and Tamara (James) Zehentbauer of Coronado, CA; grandchildren, Aubrey (Michael) Matkovick, Brooke (Jared) Dunham, Kendra (Alex) Wilson, Kelsey Zehentbauer and Joseph Zehentbauer; great grandchildren, Morgan, Jaelyn, Julia and Blain; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Julia J. (Mossholder) Bumpus in 2005; a sister, Marjorie Householder; and brothers, Dwight and Charles Bumpus.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon.  A private graveside service will be held in Mound View Cemetery with Military honors provided by the Knox County Veterans Council.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice, the Jasmine Neighborhood, Moreland-Hughes and the entire staff of the Ohio Eastern Star Home for the wonderful and loving care they provided to George.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Ohio Eastern Star Home or Kindred Hospice.

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  • Vickie and family, So sorry for you our loss. Thoughts and prayers. Love Darlene Davis

  • To George’s family;
    We have missed George driving up and down Concord. He always, always waved if we were outside, when he went up and when he went down. I sadly remember that your mother passed away when we had only lived here for a couple of years. She too, always waved. You were very lucky to have very nice parents, but I am sure you know that…just wanted to let you know that these neighbors have missed your dad going past our home.
    Bob being the sports guy that he is has told me numerous times what a good athlete George was for MVHS.
    God bless you all.

  • To the family, we knew george and family for long time both as neighbors and fellow bankers. Sorry for your loss as he will be mised. God bless and we will be thinking of you?

  • Vicki:
    I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. Please know that I’m keeping you, Steve and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    My deepest sympathy,
    Cheryl Rhodes

  • Tammy and Vicki
    I am sadden to hear of the passing of George.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • It is with sadness we received the news of George’s death.

    It was a great privilege for my family to have met George on two occasions and experienced two wonderful celebrations, Christmas and the wedding of Kendra and Alexander.
    A strong, quiet man who was very beloved by his family and a wicked Euchre champion!

    May he rest in peace.

    Jennifer, Alexander and Jack Wilson

  • Tamara and family:
    We are sharing in your sadness as we remember George. He was a good friend to our family. Jaye and I are so Blessed to have gotten to spend all these years with George. So many special moments and special occasions. Lunches with Msgr., family gatherings or just sitting on your front porch watching the world pass by. You all took such good care of him when he came to visit. His quiet humble presence made everyone feel safe and comfortable around him. Our winters will never be the same. We are comforted knowing you are surrounded by much love from family and friends. We are Blessed to have each other for support during these difficult times on our journey. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs your way. Let us know how we can help. We love you all so much!
    Jaye, Marilyn and family.