June 4, 1922 ~ August 22, 1998
Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Canton, NC
A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late John Lloyd and Modine McCallister Bumgardner and husband of the late Martha Hawkins Bumgardner, who died in 1989.
He had been a resident of Canton for the past 7 years and was an employee of Western Carolina Tractor Company for more than 25 years. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine R. Bumgardner; two daughters, Carol Roberts of Arden, Susie Arrowood of Candler; son, Woody L. Bumgardner, Jr. of Leicester; three step-children, Bob Ammons, Steve Ammons and Patsy Foster, all of Canton; 5 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2 pm Tuesday in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park conducted by the Rev. Ed Lowder.
The family will receive friends from 12:45 until 1:45 pm Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Haywood County, 262 LeRoy George Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.