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In Memory of

John Rudisill Bumgarner

April 28, 1921 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


John R. Bumgarner, 93, of Charlotte, NC passed away in the early morning hours of March 27, 2015. He was born on April 28, 1921 to Elvin L. and Jessie Rudisill-Bumgarner in Tulsa, OK. A short time after John was born, his mother and twin brother passed away. As an infant, he along with his nine siblings were sent to live with their grandparents, John and Sallie Rudisill of Cherryville, NC.

John graduated from Cherryville High School and attended Lenoir-Rhyne College. He married Dorothy Bolick on November 8, 1941 then served in the US...

John R. Bumgarner, 93, of Charlotte, NC passed away in the early morning hours of March 27, 2015. He was born on April 28, 1921 to Elvin L. and Jessie Rudisill-Bumgarner in Tulsa, OK. A short time after John was born, his mother and twin brother passed away. As an infant, he along with his nine siblings were sent to live with their grandparents, John and Sallie Rudisill of Cherryville, NC.

John graduated from Cherryville High School and attended Lenoir-Rhyne College. He married Dorothy Bolick on November 8, 1941 then served in the US Air Force Pacific Theatre.

He spent forty five years in major appliance wholesale sales. He was Norge's number one National Distributor sales manager in 1974. He retired from Albright Distribution Company in 1986 and then took care of three elderly relatives in Hickory, NC for over ten years.

John was a life-long Lutheran serving the church in many capacities which include, Head Shepherd Leader, Usher and meals in home for the bereaved. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Charlotte for more than 50 years.

He is survived by his daughter Susan B. Barker and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy B. Bumgarner.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am Monday, March 30, 2015 at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Dr. Peter Brown officiating. Visitation will be held forty five minutes prior (10:00 to 10:45am) to the service at Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service.

On-line condolences may be placed at www.forestlawnwest.com.

Arrangements are in the care of Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service, 4601 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208.