Bobby Gray Bumgarner

Bobby Gray Bumgarner

Bobby Gray Bumgarner, 82, of Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20. 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Reins Sturdivant Chapel, with the Rev. Jamie McGuire officiating. Burial will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:45-1:45 p.m., prior to the service at Reins Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Bumgarner was born July 31, 1937, in Wilkes County to John Alonzo Bumgarner and Cilla Creola Watts Bumgarner. He retired after 45 years of service from the N.C. Department of Transportation. Mr. Bumgarner was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Graylin Bumgarner; a sister, Gladys Margaret Bumgarner Shumaker; four brothers, Ted Bumgarner, Jim Bumgarner, Rex Bumgarner and Rale Bumgarner; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Bumgarner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pruitt Hospice, 924 Main Street, Suite 100, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659, or the Humane Society of Wilkes, P.O. Box 306, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

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