Burtchie Bumbalough, age 71, of Byrdstown, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
The family has chosen cremation. A military memorial service will be held at a later date at the Nashville National Cemetery.
Burtchie gave to all of his family and wanted everybody to celebrate life. He was born on January 21, 1948 in Monterey, Tennessee but spent most of his life in Jay County, Indiana. He served in the Army in 1965. He went on to serve in the Navy from 1965 to 1972. Burtchie received the following medals: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Naval Unit Commendation. After leaving the service, he returned to civilian life, married and had children. His family continues to grow with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling as a truck driver for many years. He loved anything to do with cars and also has his own automotive business. Other hobbies of his was gambling and eating.
He is survived by his:
Wife, THERESA (MILLER) BUMBALOUGH of Byrdstown
Children, JIMMIE JOE BUMBALOUGH of Byrdstown
JESSE JAMES BUMBALOUGH of Whiteville, TN
DANIEL BUMBALOUGH of Monterey
REBECCA "BECKY" SHRACK of Redkey, IN
DAVID BUMBALOUGH of Monterey
Grandchildren, EMEREE JADE BUMBALOUGH
DANNY & ALEASHA BUMBALOUGH
ADAM, AUDIE, ASHLYN, TRISTAN & BRADAN SHRACK
JOYCE, JOSIE, JESSICA & JAZLYN BUMBALOUGH
6 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
Mother of Daniel, Becky & David, HELEN IRENE BUMBALOUGH
Siblings, LARRY BUMBALOUGH and wife SALLY of Portland, IN
ELLA WARD and special friend BILLY of Caryville, TN
TERRY BUMBALOUGH and wife JENNIFER of Monterey
Brothers-in-Law, KEVIN MILLER of Edinburgh, IN
DALE MILLER of Redkey, IN
A HOST OF NIECES, NEPHEWS & NUMEROUS CHILDREN HE HELPED MENTOR THROUGHOUT
THE YEARS & THOUGHT THE WORLD OF.
He is preceded by his:
Parents, AUDIE LEE & REBA LEE (FOSTER) BUMBALOUGH
Brothers, PERRY DEAN BUMBALOUGH
Mother-in-Law, IRENE MILLER
Fathers-in-Law, EUGENE KEGERREIS & JIMMIE MILLER
Brother-in-Law, HENRY WARD
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made towards funeral expenses, American Cancer Society or Wounded Warrior Project. Donations can be left at Jennings Funeral Homes.
Jennings Funeral Homes of Jamestown in charge of services for Burtchie Bumbalough of Byrdstown.