The Rev. Lloyd Bumpus, 92, died at his home in Mt. Vernon on Thursday, May 22, 2014.
He was born on Feb. 6, 1922, in rural Jefferson County, east of Bonnie, the son of Ernest and Mattie (Ezell) Bumpus.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Presley) Bumpus; three sons, Lyle of Mt. Vernon, John of Benton and Stan (Mary) of Naperville; six grandsons, Ryan, Shawn, Jacob, David, Daniel and Steven; one brother, Elmer of St. Charles, Mo.; and one sister, Norma Lou Coil (Don) of Mt. Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Lou (Eubanks) Bumpus and by their son, David.
The Rev. Bumpus was an ordained minister serving for 33 years in the Southern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. He and his wife pastored at Mounds City, Norris City, Golden Gate, Joppa, Belknap, Marissa, Mt. Zion (Albion), Enfield and St. Francisville. He retired from full time ministry in 1985.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in North Africa and was part of the Allied Invasion of Italy at Anzio. He served overseas for 38 consecutive months without leave. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he attended and graduated from Greenville College and then Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Widicus and the Rev. Phil Poe officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church or to the Bonnie United Methodist Church.
Johnston Funeral Home in Ina is in charge of arrangements.