Harold Lewis Bumgarner
New Haven,West Virginia

   Harold Lewis Bumgarner, 95, of New Haven, West Virginia passed away on October 16, 2016 at the Overbrook Nursing Center.  He was born on December 7, 1920 in Richwood, Ohio son of the late John Harold Bumgarner and Oma Lucretia Roush Bumgarner.
   Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Naomi Lewis Bumgarner. He is also proceeded by a brother, Dallas Bumgarner, sons-in-law: Earl Stewart, Larry Turley, Raymond Cundiff, and David Thompson. Sister-in-law Ruth Bumgarner, nephew Bobby Bumgarner, brothers-in-law Glen Thompson and Bill Lewis.
   Harold is survived by daughters, Delores (Rich) Long, Florida; Jean (Bill) Blaine, Columbus; June (Ron) Devrick, Kentucky; Mary Thompson, New Haven and son, John (Frankie) Bumgarner, Point Pleasant. Brothers; Robert Bumgarner of Sidney OH, and Leland (Florence) of New Haven; Sisters in law Ruth Thompson, Mason; Barbara Lewis, Point Pleasant. Grandchildren: Troy (Lisa) Stewart, Hartford; Renee (Stewart) Zerkle, Mason; Josh (Keri) Stewart, Texas; Jill Devrick, Maryland; Aaron (Heather) Devrick, California; Will (Abby) Blaine, Columbus; Belinda (Arthur) Jackson, Kentucky; Rachel (Jose) Franco, Texas; Gretchen Halverson, Maine; Carrie (Jim) Black, North Carolina; Cassie (Scott) Goldsberry, Amy Thompson, Amber Thompson and Amanda Thompson all of Point Pleasant. Great Grandchildren; Matt (Harley) Stewart, Brittany Stewart, Faith Stewart, Jeff ( Rachel) Zerkle, Rebecca ( Brody) Flint, Quintin Utterback, Cordeilia and Penelope Devrick; Sophia, Lillian and Carlisle Black; Cameron, Clayton and Olivia Goldsberry; Marly Thompson, Olivia Blaine, Kayla Mobley, Bethany Blaine; Brighton, Elise and Amelia Halverson. Great Great Grandchildren: Gracie and Haley Zerkle and Axel Stewart. Special family friend Koneda Devrick. He also has several cousins, nieces and nephews in the Mason County and Sidney Ohio area.
  Raised in rural Mason County, Harold is a graduate of Wahama High School and a Veteran of WWII, he served in Eastern Europe during the War. After his term in the Army he attended Huntington East High Trade School where he studied to become an electrician. He worked at his trade at the Foote Mineral Plant through the mid- 1980's.
   Harold was a long standing member (1960) of New Haven United Methodist Church where he served in several capacities. Harold was a life long Christian who served God by being a great Father and Christian example. He was a long time trustee of the Union Campground Association. Harold dedicated hundreds of hours to his Church and the and Campground Association using his electrical and sign painting skills.
   He loved history, genealogy, carpentry and is a well known amateur/professional artist. His painting expertise was shown in the many paintings he was commissioned to paint of local "home places" and farms. During his early years of retirement he offered Art Classes to children and adults in the surrounding communities.
   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 12:00pm with Pastor Annette Carper officiating at Anderson Funeral Home in New Haven.  Burial will follow at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery where military honors will be presented by the V.F.W. and the American Legion.  Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the funeral home.

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  James H. Anderson
Licensee in Charge
Anderson Funeral Home
PO Box 270
174 Layne Street
New Haven, WV  25265
(304) 882-8200