The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 8, 2012

Larry Bumpus


COVINGTON, Ind. — Larry Bumpus, 70, of Covington, Ind., passed away at 4:36 a.m. EST Dec. 7, 2012, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lafayette, Ind.

He was born July 20, 1942, the son of Paul and Marcille (Willis) Bumpus.

He married Fran Carwile in 1962 in Covington and would have been married 50 years on Dec. 14. She survives.

Survivors include two sons, Jay (Karen) Bumpus and Todd (Leslie) Bumpus, both of Covington; one daughter, Michelle (Justin) Fonner of Covington; one sister, Sharon Clancy of Danville; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Zane, Morgan, Mattie, Evie, Austin and Emma; one brother-in-law, Jim (Judy) Carwile; two nieces, Amanda and Tami (Tim); four nephews, Jamie, Craig, Brian and Kevin (Ronica); and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Larry was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church of Covington and served as a deacon there for 30 years.

He loved basketball and golf and cheering for the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Green Bay Packers.

A celebration of Larry’s life will begin at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Maranatha Baptist Church in Covington, with Pastor Kenneth Jones officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Sunset’s Covington Chapel. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorials can be made in Larry’s name to the Maranatha Baptist Church.

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