F. Howard Bumgarner

Born: Mon., Apr. 25, 1921
Died: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
Location: Goodin-Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
Location: St. Matthew's Reformed Church

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F. Howard Bumgarner, 95 of Maiden passed away January 20, 2017 at Heath House in Lincolnton.  Howard was born April 25, 1921 in Lincoln County to the late Charles Franklin and Bessie Keever Bumgarner.  He was a devoted member of St. Matthew's Reformed Church.  Howard proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  After serving in the Army, he was employed more than 25 years with Ethan Allen making furniture.  In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Louise Schrum Bumgarner, one son, Frederick Howard Bumgarner, Jr., six brothers; Wade Bumgarner, Richard Bumgarner, Joe Bumgarner, Paul Bumgarner, Lewis Bumgarner, and Harry Bumgarner.  
     Howard is survived by two sons; Ronald David Bumgarner of Lincolnton, and Charles Edward Bumgarner of Maiden, four brothers; Rob Bumgarner of Maiden, Clyde Bumgarner of Newton, Terrell Bumgarner of Maiden, and Don Bumgarner of Florida, two sisters; Bonnie Laney and Ruth Hanes both of Maiden, four grandchildren; Wanda Czerniak, Sean Bumgarner, Lisa Specht, Todd Bumgarner, five great-grandchildren; Dalton Bumgarner, Helen Bumgarner, Evie Specht, Elijah Specht, Thomas Specht, and many cherished relatives and friends.
     The Bumgarner family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on January 24, 2017 at St. Matthew's Reformed Church in Maiden.  The funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary at St. Matthew's.  Reverend John Barnette will be officiating.  Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.  Goodin-Drum Funeral Home of Maiden is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Pam Carrier
   Posted Mon January 23, 2017
Ron and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray you find peace and comfort in the memories you have had with your dad. Please know that I am thinking of you during this sad time. May the Lord watch over you.

Phyllis & Jay Keener
   Posted Mon January 23, 2017
Ruth, and Terrell, and others,
We are saddened to share your loss. Howard Bumgarner was a name that we grew up with, and like so many others of our time,...Bob Cook, Lester Keever, Doc Laney, and Ralph Coulter, to name a few, are no longer with us. They were the kind of men that we looked up to and were an example of who boys should grow up to be like. The last time I spoke to Howard was at the store. We were outside and watching people go inside. He said, "Some of these people looked like they crawled out of a hole." I had to agree. Something is missing, nowadays. I'm sure it's the qualities men like Howard had.

Hope Paradise
   Posted Wed January 25, 2017
My Deepest Sympathy. Losing someone we love is so difficult. Please find comfort in knowing you have family and friends that are thinking of you, praying for you. You have precious memories you can recall and then share them with family and friends, that really helps keep Mr. Howard close to you. You also have God who knows what has happened, and is not far off from you. God invites you to, "throw your anxiety on him, because he cares for you." (1Peter 5:7) Surely you can see, God does not want you to sit alone and suffer, he wants you to lean on him for help, for comfort, and strength. I hope these words have been comforting to you, and they give you the strengthen you need to make it through this very difficult time.

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