Lee Riley Lumpkin, 96, worked at Cliff’s in Yorktown for over 35 years

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Lee Riley Lumpkin
Lee Riley Lumpkin

Lee R. Lumpkin, 96, peacefully passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. One of our Greatest Generation True American Veteran Heros passed away on Veterans Day. He will have a great American Red, White and Blue welcome when he meets our Lord. Born in Caroline County, VA to James E. Lumpkin and Mary W. Lumpkin on July 23, 1920.

He is survived by his most devoted wife of 61 years, Edith J. Lumpkin; his daughters, Nancy L. Renninger (Ed), Joanne Lumpkin Mann; sons, David Haywood (Betty), Thomas Lumpkin and James C. Lumpkin; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

During WW II he fought in the battles of Peleliu with the 81st Infantry Division, was wounded twice, received two Purple Hearts, The Bronze Star and 9 other medals and ribbons. He honored all Military Service men and women and would shake their hand and thank them for their service to our country. He was a True American Hero who will be greatly missed.

He retired from Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, VA, after 26 years of service and worked at Cliff’s Service Station for over 35 years. He was a member of Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church Yorktown, VA, and member of Yorktown DAV Chapter 13.

The family will receive friends at Amory Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 16th, from 7 to 9 p.m., A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, Nov. 17, officiated by Reverend David Hampton at Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, VA. Burial will be at Gloucester Point Cemetery immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church; DAV Chapter 13, 1700 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown, VA. 23693.