Richard Lock Bumgarner

Richard Lock Bumgarner

Richard Lock Bumgarner, dear husband, good friend, and bibliomaniac, died Oct. 8, 2020. He was born Oct. 23, 1949, in Winston Salem to James Irwin Bumgarner and Francis Hamilton Krebs Bumgarner. He worked at Wesley Long Hospital for 31 years. His particular interests included Dante, Plato, geology, trees, ancient civilization, speculative anthropology, Herman Melville and the U.S. Navy. He was a member at Millers Creek United Methodist Church. He might say instead of goodbye, “for now.”

A graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Millers Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery on Old 421.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Irwin Bumgarner and Francis Hamilton Krebs Bumgarner, and a paternal grandfather, Rev. J.L. A. Bumgarner.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Beth Lindsay; brothers Robert Linville Bumgarner and wife, Cristy, of Fairfax Station, Va., his twin, F. Hampton Bumgarner of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Suzie Graniello and husband, Miguel, of Sparta, N. J.; and cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and a grand-nephew.

In lieu of flowers, his memory may be honored through donations to the VFW Children’s Home, 3573 S. Waverly Rd, Eaton Rapids, Mich., 48829; to Reading Connection 122 N. Elm Street #920 Greensboro, N.C. 27401; or by buying a book

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.

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