Thomas Bumgardner PDF Print E-mail

Thomas Bumgardner Sr., 80, of Whitmire, died Friday, August 10, 2012, at his residence.

Born on August 28, 1931, in Gaffney, he was a son of the late Robert and Marie Blanchard Bumgardner. He retired after 30 years in law enforcement having retired as the assistant police chief for the Town of Whitmire.

He is survived by his wife, Leo Wallen Bumgardner; son, Thomas (Donna) Bumgardner, Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a daughter, Leonia B. (Hazel) Hawkins of Prosperity; grandchildren, Susan B. Paul-Hus, Cale Hawkins, Tres Bumgardner, Wendy H. Johnson, Dena H. Pollard, Christin Bumgardner and Abigail Bumgardner and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Bumgardner was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ann B. Lawson and a sister, Beatrice Upchurch.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, August 13, 2012, at Bethesda Baptist Church by the Rev. Todd Johnson. Memorials may be made to All Grace Hospice, 2562 Kinard Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or Bethesda Baptist Church, 1309 Coleman Avenue, Whitmire, SC 29178.

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#17 Gena Zolan 2012-08-14 22:57
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Gena & Geoffrey Zolan
#16 John & Peggy Bullard 2012-08-13 10:20
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God bless each of you.
#15 First Citizens Bank 2012-08-13 09:22
To The Family Members:
Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with you in your time of sorrow.
Thresa,Sherie,S herry and Anna
First Citizens Bank of Whitmire
#14 sally dominick 2012-08-13 06:39

You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I am here for you.

#13 Randy Lewis 2012-08-12 20:42

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at his most difficult time. Keep your mom close.

God bless!
Randy Lewis
#12 Jeanne Mccarley 2012-08-12 19:17
My thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times. May God Bless and keep you close with his loving arms around you. Mr. Tommy was a really sweet person and will be missed. With Love, Jeanne Mccarley
#11 David & Dotty Wilson 2012-08-12 14:01
Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.
Dotty & David Wilson
#10 Sheriff Lee Foster 2012-08-11 12:35
Our family extends our sympathy on the passing of Tommy. He was such a friend and had a great, loving and joking personality. I had the pleasure of working with him several years "back in the day". Please accept our thoughts and prayers and know that he is at Peace. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelis
#9 Allene Dawkins 2012-08-11 11:51
My prayers are with your family at this sad time. May God bless you. Allene
#8 Jean Counts 2012-08-11 10:24
Leonia and Hazel, We send our deepest sympathy to your family. Jim and Jean Counts
#7 Wayne Langston 2012-08-11 09:03
We will be praying for the family. I have many fond memories of Tommy.
#6 annette bodie 2012-08-11 07:42
I so sorry to hear about the passing of your our deepest sympathy for the family.
#5 Eleanor Lawson 2012-08-11 06:52
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God bless you all.
#4 Billy & Edith Morris 2012-08-10 21:41
Leonia & Hazel,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It'so hard to lose a father but you have memories that are treasures.
Billy & Edith Morris
#3 Tony & Edith Nelson 2012-08-10 21:02
Our prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Tommy Wilone's missed around town.
#2 Willie Roller 2012-08-10 17:20
Our prayers are with all the family during this very difficult time...Willie & Martha Roller
#1 Martha Glenn 2012-08-10 13:53
Leonia & Hazel,

Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.

Martha & Tommy Glenn
Jenkinsville, S.C.