Tifton Gazette


January 4, 2014

J.W. “Jake” Lumpkin Sr.

ASHBURN — J.W. “Jake” Lumpkin Sr., 85, of Ashburn died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, after a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Harmony Baptist Church in Turner County with burial to follow at the church cemetery.

Mr. Lumpkin was a native of Worth County and the son of the late Alton Lamar and Lois Clyde Lunsford Lumpkin. He was a retired service station operator and farm equipment salesman. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of The American Legion Post # 98. He also served two terms as an Ashburn city councilman. During his retirement years, he enjoyed fishing, working in his yard and operating a tractor during pecan harvesting season. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Jim William Lumpkin Jr.; a sister, Carolyn Lumpkin Lunsford; and a brother, Bobby Lumpkin.

Survivors include his wife, Dot Lamb Lumpkin; son, Jim (Leann) Lumpkin of Ashburn; daughter, Debbie (Martin) Young and granddaughter, Audrey Young of Tifton; and brother, Lamar (Jewell) Lumpkin of Valdosta.

You may sign the online guest book and share your special condolences and memories with the family by visiting Perry Funeral Chapel’s website at www.perryfuneralchapel.com.

Perry Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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