January 16, 1942 - April 26, 2018
L.J. Bumpus, 76, of Litchfield, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. He was born January 16, 1942 in Hillsdale to Burl and Clarabelle (Harnish) Bumpus. He married Shirley Sprow on September 5, 1963 and she survives.
He served his country in the United States Navy. L.J. had been a member of the Jonesville Athletic Boosters and the Jonesville Auxiliary Police Department as well as a coach and an umpire for Jonesville. He enjoyed NASCAR, Butler Motor Speedway, where he owned and operated a racecar. L.J. also liked to play Euchre, ride motorcycles, watch the Detroit Tigers and Lions and attend his grandchildren’s sporting events.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, L.J. is survived by his daughters, Tonia (Edward) Hughes of Jonesville and Michelle (Brad) Blonde of Litchfield; son, Jeff (Heather Hudson) Bumpus of Jonesville; sisters, Jean Palmer of Hillsdale and Jeanett Cole of Quincy; brother, Rocky (Cheryl) Bumpus of Horton and grandchildren, Zach, Taylor (Kyle), Jada, Cody, Marissa and Caleb.
L.J. is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jess and Jack and sisters, Judy and Julieann.
A memorial visitation will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Litchfield.
Memorials are suggested to the Jonesville Athletic Association or the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.