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James R. "Bumpy" Bump

March 6, 1952 October 15, 2018
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James R. “Bumpy” Bump, 66, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at his residence.  He was born March 6, 1952 in Mount Carmel, Illinois the son of James W. and Martha A. (Fisher) Bump.  He married Glenda Richardson and she survives.  During his working years, James was employed as an auto and small engine mechanic.  He loved to spend time with friends and go fishing and camping at the river.  He enjoyed listening to Gospel music and tinkering with small engines.  His family meant a lot to him, he would always call to check on his loved ones.  He will be deeply missed.  James will be remembered by his wife, Glenda; son, Chevy (Kali Curry) Bump; daughters, Roxanna (Bob) Gross, Dixie (Jack) Keepes, Shelly Jackson; grandchildren, Kaenan Bump, Brayden Crane, Katlyn Shouse, Felicia Smitley, Abby Bailey, Molly Keepes; great-grandchildren, Keeley Lorance, Bella Shouse; brother, Everett Bump; sister, Linda (Ralph) Lambert; and many nieces and nephews.   James was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Lou Tewell, brother, Vern Bump. A Memorial Service to honor James’ memory will be set at a later date.    Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view James’ tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Bump family, please visit
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