John Lumpkin, born in Athens, Georgia on September 6, 1921, passed away quietly and comfortably Sunday, November 27, 2011. He moved to Washington, DC in his early teens. He excelled in all major sports in high school and beyond. Married Edna Childs December 20, 1947 after spending three years in WW II with the Navy. December 20, 2012 would be John and Edna’s 65th wedding anniversary. John is survived by his wife Edna, four children, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. John was the heart and soul of his large family. His wise guidance over the years kept everyone on track to live successful and happy lives. John’s career was in the auto industry working mainly for Chevy Chase Chevrolet in Bethesda, MD for 35 years. He was very respected and loved by all that worked with him. He was someone that would always bring out the best in a person He was a true people person. If you had one description of John the phrase would be “He is a real gentleman”. After retiring in the early 1980’s he became very involved in the church and found Jesus in his life. He fought the cancer disease for the last five years and is now resting in peace with the Lord Jesus. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to a Hospice of your choice. A memorial service will be held 10:00AM, Friday, December 2, 2011 at Coronado Community United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach.
A memorial service will be held 10:00AM, Friday, December 2, 2011 at Coronado Community United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peninsula Avenue, New Smyrna Beach.