Richard E. Bumpus

Richard Eugene Bumpus, 62, of Falmouth, who leaves a brother in Monument Beach, died August 14 at Falmouth Hospital.

Born in Topeka, Kansas, Mr. Bumpus was the son of Henry E. and Helen (Smith) Bumpus.

A veteran of the US Army, Mr. Bumpus served in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. While stationed in Hawaii, he served in a unit that guarded the nerve gas enclosures on Johnston Island.

Mr. Bumpus enjoyed cooking and worked as a chef for various restaurants.

He leaves three sons, Rick Bumpus of Brazil, Michael Bumpus of Falmouth, and Mark Bumpus of Hyannis; three brothers, Henry Bumpus of Monument Beach, Gerald Bumpus of Wichita, Kansas, and Michael Bumpus of Falmouth; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 19, in the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, Bourne.

Interment with military honors was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

In lieu of flowers send donations to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20006–3517.

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