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  • Writer's pictureGlen A. Kirk

A Celebration of Life...

James Gifford Rumfelt Jr., age 86, of Rural Retreat, VA. was born September 5, 1935 in Stewart, TN. and passed away at home on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents James G. Rumfelt Sr. and Rose Sykes Rumfelt.

He was a Veteran of the US Airforce. He worked as Fire Protection Inspector for Grinnell Fire Protection for 41 years. He was a very active Church member. He liked being a part of clubs; the Rural Retreat Lions Club, Rural Retreat Library, and a member of the South West Virginia Selective Service Board. He was very mechanically gifted. He had several hobbies that he enjoyed, fixing old vehicles and projects. He loved to go Flea marketing. His favorite thing was going on cruises with Ann. He always had a smile for everyone.


Wife of 59 years: Ann Hayter Rumfelt

Daughter: Jenifer and husband Thomas McGillivray

Brothers: Kenneth and wife Donna Rumfelt, Lathan and wife Candy Rumfelt

Sister: Lois Rumfelt Miller

Grandchildren: Amanda and husband Jacob Murdaugh, Abigail McGillivray

Great Grandchildren Wyatt James Murdaugh

Several Nieces and Nephews.

Sister-in-law: Lois and Gerald Groseclose

The family would like to extend a special Thank you to the Wythe County Hospice and Rural Retreat Rescue Squad.

A visitation & receiving of friends will be held Saturday November 6, 2021, from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church November 6, 2021 at 2 P.M. with Reverend Jonathan Hamman officiating.

In leui of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Rural Retreat Rescue Squad. Rural Retreat Vol Emergency Service Inc. PO Box 111, Rural Retreat, VA, VA 24368

Lindsey Funeral Home is serving the Rumfelt family.



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