James Jimmy Umberger

Born: Sat., Sep. 12, 1942
Died: Wed., May 7, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., May 12, 2014
Location: Seagle Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., May 13, 2014
Location: Seagle Funeral Home

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James “Jimmy” Edward Umberger, 71 of Pulaski died Wednesday, May 7, 2014.  He was born on September 12, 1942 in Pulaski and was the son of the late Mary Susan Roseberry and Allen Chaffin Umberger.  Jimmy was a United States Army Veteran, having retired after 22 years with two tours of Vietnam.  He was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Amvets and was a Shriner, being active in the Hillbillies and a Road Runner for hospital transportation.  He was also a proud member of the Henry Clay Masonic Lodge #280 A.F. & A.M.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Umberger.  He is survived by his wife;  Gladys Jane Umberger of Pulaski;  s son;  Stephen Edward Umberger and his wife Sarah of Willow Grove, PA;  a daughter;  Sarah Elizabeth King and her husband Shane of Wytheville;  a brother;  Douglas C. Umberger and his wife Patty of Pulaski;  sisters;  Mary Sayers and her husband Kermit of Draper, Barbara Fitzgerald of Pulaski;  sister-in-law;  Ann Umberger of Pulaski;  brothers and sisters-in-law;  H.L. and Frances Sutphin of Pulaski, and Dennis and Senita Haga of Pearsisburg.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Seagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Howlett officiating.  Interment will follow at Memorial Christian Church Cemetery in Draper, where the active military will serve as pallbearers and provide full military honors.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Henry Clay Lodge will provide a Masonic Service at 8:00 p.m. in Seagle’s Chapel, and everyone is invited to attend.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Shriner’s Hospital Transportation Fund, or to any local charity of your choice.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com  Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.  540-980-1700

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Sarah Bostock
   Posted Fri May 09, 2014
I will miss "Dad" so much. I have been blessed to be able to call you that and to be a part of your family. I love you and I miss you so much already.

Debbie Hodge
   Posted Sat May 10, 2014
I'm so sorry for you lose, Jimmy was a very good friend of my husband Lonnie Hodge. Now they walk in heaven together. There are no words to describe how I feel for what you are going thru. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Debbie Hodge

Shirley kanode
   Posted Sat May 10, 2014
To "Little Jimmy,s" family, We send our Love and Prayers to you at this sad time and want you to know we love you very much. God Bless each of you and hold you in the palm of his Loving hand. Your Cousins (from Roanoke) Betty, Pat, an Shirley

1SG Richard J Shaner USA RET VN 6769 LRRP
   Posted Sat May 10, 2014
RIP Brother. We may not have seen each other since serving together but we will always be Brothers. My heart goes out to your Family.

   Posted Sat May 10, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. I was introduced to him by "Cowboy". We went riding a couple times with some from the AmVets. Jimmy always had a smile, and definetely had a wonderful heart. The last time I spoke with him was when came to see his physician and I took his blood. He ALWAYS had to have a hug when he left. He talked about the new motorcycle that he had bought, and said that he really enjoyed it. He enjoyed riding and also shared with me his fears of his daughter riding and was pleased that she was gonna take the motorcycle safety course. I ask the Lord to comfort you in your loss.

Vivian & Robert (Jake) Sutphin
   Posted Sat May 10, 2014
Dear Jane, We are so sorry for your sudden loss of Jim. I read of the accident in the Fri. Roanoke paper and just had a feeling that it was him. Although we haven't seen each other for some years, we think of you both often. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Stephen & Sarah & families. We had some good times with the "Hillbillies" and Shrine functions and they won't be forgotten. God is our Refuge and Strength. He will hold you in His Loving arms and comfort you in your sorrow. We love you both. Vivian and "Jake"

Janie Hurd Akers
   Posted Sun May 11, 2014
God Bless Family and Friends at this sad time.

pam taylor
   Posted Sun May 11, 2014
We will miss seeing u @the steer house. Have enjoyed getting to know u & ur family all these years.thinking of u all @, this difficult time.

Selena King
   Posted Mon May 12, 2014
Dear Jane, Steven, Sara and family,
Our Hearts are heavy and sad with your great loss. We send prayers of comfort and Love.
Love Joe, Selena, Nick and Jessica, Travis and Tammy King

O.T, and Colleen Mullinax
   Posted Mon May 12, 2014
Dear Jane and family we are so sorry , Jim was a wonderful person he love his family more than anything,he loved the Lord and all his friends he was our brother we will miss him. WE Pray that the Lord will ease your awful pain,we loveyou all so much.

Leroy and Janie Branscome
   Posted Mon May 12, 2014
We are so very sorry for your lose. Jim was a very good friend to us over the years. We had some good times camping, going on Shrine Trips and just being together. We haven't seen him as much since we moved to SC but still think of you. May God Bless each of you in the days ahead. We Love you all. Leroy and Janie.

scottie & linda davis
   Posted Mon May 12, 2014
Sarah & Shane so sorry for your loss.

Lonnie & Shirley Kemp
   Posted Mon May 12, 2014
Very sorry for your loss, Jimmy was an awesome man, very liked by everyone & he will be greatly missed! Our prayers are with you!

Colleen Mullinax
   Posted Mon May 12, 2014
My dearest Jim you were one of my very best friend,and a wonderful man.We had such good times together. Oh how we loved tp sing those country songs we sang I saw the light all most every time we saw eachother that was my dear Angel Renitas favorite song . You are jn Heaven flashing that great big smile at all the other Angels,I will meet you here one day Oh what joy.your dear family are in my Prayers I hope their faith and the love from all who love them will ease the awful pain for the loss of the love of their life.Love you my Angel Colleen

O.T Mullinax
   Posted Mon May 12, 2014
Gonna miss you old Buddy,You were a good friend,now I wont have to tell you to shine your boots.May the Lord touchthe Hearts of you dear Jane and family during thistime of sadness. May they reflect in your love and kindness at this time. With My Love O.T.

   Posted Tue May 13, 2014

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