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James Jerry Jumpa

July 19, 1936 May 26, 2018
James Jerry Jumpa
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Obituary for James Jerry Jumpa

Pikeville – James Jerry “Jim” Jumpa, Sr., 81, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Rex UNC Healthcare in Raleigh.

Jim was born in Cumberland County, New Jersey on July 19, 1936 to the late Charles and Mary Jumpa. He enjoyed the opportunities given to him by helping to impact the lives of so many students while serving as a teacher for over 30 years. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a man of many talents and he enjoyed flying single engine planes as well as boat racing. Jim was larger than life and every life he touched he changed. Most importantly to Jim was his family.

A private service for the family will be held at a later date.

Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gail Jumpa; children, Teri Jumpa, James Jerry Jumpa Jr., and Tracey Bouve’ and husband Joel; and grandchildren Courtney Bouve’ and Cole Bouve’. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Alyssa Bouve’.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in memory of granddaughter Alyssa to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

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