August 27, 1930 - April 25, 2013
Big Stone Gap, VA George Lee Mumpower, 82, passed away on Thursday (April 25, 2013) at The Laurels in Norton, VA. He was born in Bristol, VA, grew up in Appalachia, VA and lived most of his life in Big Stone Gap. He graduated from Appalachia High School. He was a Retired General Foreman of the Norfolk-Southern Railroad, with 33 years of service. He was a past member of the Board of Zoning Appeals in Big Stone Gap. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, LaTasha Lee Cross; his parents, Jessie Chester Mumpower and Maggie Elizabeth Little Mumpower; brothers, Vernon, Lewis, Herman, Jimmy and unnamed twins who died at birth. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Jocelyn Anne Daugherty Mumpower; daughter, Elizabeth Lee Mumpower Baker and husband Roy of Dryden, VA; his son, William R. Mumpower and wife, Julie of Duluth, GA; three granddaughters; a great grandson; four sisters, Ruby Sharrett of Dayton, OH, Alice (Clyde) Goodman of Stafford, VA, Bonnie (Cecil) Goodman of Manassas, VA, and Hazel Mumpower of Alexandria, VA. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Garrett Sheldon officiating. Committal services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. The family and friends will meet at the cemetery by 1:50 p.m. on Sunday. The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 296, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219. To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve Mr. Mumpower's family.
Big Stone Gap, VA George Lee Mumpower, 82, passed away on Thursday (April 25, 2013) at The Laurels in Norton, VA. He was born in Bristol, VA, grew up in Appalachia, VA and lived most of his life in Big Stone Gap. He graduated from Appalachia... View Obituary & Service Information
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