Billy Durwood Bumstead was born on January 29, 1942 in Warren, Texas to Bill and Minnie Bumstead, and entered his heavenly home, surrounded by his loving family on May 17, 2021 at age 79. Billy graduated from Warren High School in 1961. He was a well-known building contractor and cabinet maker in the Tyler County area for many years before retiring from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice where he taught wood-working. Billy was a member of Camp Ground Baptist Church where he shared his love of the Lord and his passion for singing. Billy always said his most proud achievement was his wife, kids and grandkids. He left his mark on this earth and through them he will always be remembered as the greatest husband, dad and pawpaw. Though his body has departed us, his memory can be found in our hearts and minds. Every tear we shed is an “I Love You” from him.
Billy is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Minnie Bumstead; his son, Billy Randall Bumstead; brother Herbert Forehand; sisters, Vyrl Leah Lyons and Nora Allyne Thompson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jean Bumstead of Woodville; children, Jerry Bumstead and wife, Theresa of Woodville, Regina Pineda and husband, DJ of Woodville, Rhonda Bennett and husband Curtis of Jasper and Angela Boykin and husband Frank of Fort Worth; sister, Mary Vernelle Withers and husband, Dorf of Spurger; grandchildren, Colt Bumstead, Clay Bumstead, Jacob Medina, Luke Bumstead, Montana Emerson, Micah Kowalski, Dalton Bennett, Barrett Bennett, Chelsie Butler, Jaci Kienitz, Dillon Boykin and Danielle Speaks; great grandchildren, Kaden, Addie, Karrson, Korde, Abby, Caleb, Tylene, Tyler, Tatum, Lilley and Stella.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 4:30 pm at the Camp Ground Cemetery in Woodville, Texas with Brother Larry Trest officiating. A private family visitation will be held at an earlier time.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jacob Medina, Luke Bumstead, Colt Bumstead, Clay Bumstead, Dalton Bennett and Barrett Bennett. Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Bumstead.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Paula Denson for the many house calls and caring bedside manner. A special thanks to Sheryl Brown, LVN of Care Plus Home Health and our dear friend, Elaine Irwin, LVN for their exceptional care and concern. Billy’s kindness and generosity will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
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